Herbert (880 to 943) was the count of Vermandois and bridges Charlemagne and the Carolingians to the Normans and William the Conqueror. His line is called the Herbertines or the House of Vermandois.
Herbert I was a great-great-grandson of Charlemagne, and his daughter Beatrix married Robert I, grandfather of Hugh Capet, the namesake of the Capetian dynasty.
This post may be the shortest one yet! Here are the known vital statistics, in the generational links in the chain from Charlemagne to the Plantagenets.
Living from about 797 to 818, he was the grandson of Charlemagne and king of Italy. He also had his eyes gouged out by his uncle.
There are several Pippins among the Carolingians. This Pippin (773-810) was Charlemagne’s son and the father of Bernard, king of Italy.
He lived from 748 to 814. He was the greatest ruler in the Medieval Age in his known world and surpassed the conquests and glory of many kings for centuries. Continue reading
Now Updated with more names and dates! Thomas’s mother Jane Randolph descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.
Living eighty years, she was the wife of the King of France when she was thirteen, then at twenty-eight wife of the King of England, and mother of three English kings. Includes three genealogical tables. Great for family research!
He was the illegitimate son of Henry II and Ida de Tony and lived from about 1167 to 1226. This post has a complete list of the American gateway ancestors that descend from him.
Throughout English history, there is only one King John because no king after him took his name. Why would that be? Includes two genealogical tables. Great for family research!