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The best visual journalism from Spain and Portugal

Spanish royal family tree

Before the first recorded census there was the 1783 tax record, in some states. Then comes the 1789 tax record, again only in some states. Many of Virginia's early records were burned by the British. A real issue for a genealogist! ;p

Tudor tree from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth I. Found from a very cool website where the blogger says, "Ask Henry" and answers questions as if he were Henry!

Now that's a family tree leading up to James VI of Scotland (I in England). Love this story. The King of Scotland finally controlling all of Britain. However, a bittersweet victory as also the last independent King of Scots too... More here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/james_i_vi.shtml

Mail Onlinefrom Mail Online

Remains discovered in Germany confirmed as oldest confirmed British Royal, who died more than 1000 years ago

Discovered: The remains of Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth - a Saxon Queen and one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed in a tomb in Germany.

Nice clickable Tudor family tree, you know in case I ever have to teach about Henry's six wives

King Egbert (802-839). House of Wessex. First recognized King of all of England. Queen Elizabeth II's 34th great-grandfather. During the late 8th century, when King Offa of Mercia ruled most of England, Egbert lived in exile at the court of Charlemagne. Egbert regained his kingdom in 802. Succeeded by son Aethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great.