In 1013 Æthelred sent Emma of Normandy and her children to Normandy in the face of Sweyn's invasion. In 1015 Sweyn's son, Cnut invaded. Æthelred died in 1016, as did Edmund, his eldest son and heir. Emma held out in London, but it was agreed that her sons would go to Normandy and she would marry Cnut. It is thought the marriage was affectionate. Her two children by Cnut were Harthacnut and Gunhilda of Denmark. Emma showed a marked preference for Harthacnut over her English sons.
Robert le Magnifique Duc de Normandie, William the conqueror's father, was the great-great-grandson of Rollo the Ganger, Viking founder of Normandy. He was also a descendent of Charlemagne through his mother, Judith de Bretagne. 29 GGF paternal grandmother's side
Emma of Normandy (985 - 1052). Queen of Denmark from 1017 until 1035, when her husband died. Queen of England from 1002 until 1013, then from 1014 to 1016, and lastly from 1017 until 1035. Queen of Norway from 1028 to 1035. She was married to Cnut the Great and had two children with him. She had previously been married to Ethelred the Unready of England and had three children with him.
Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland as wife of James I. She was present when her husband was assassinated in 1437, and was also a target. She was injured but managed to escape, assuming the regency for her young son, James II. She was the great, great grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Joan was the half niece of Henry IV of England and a granddaughter of John of Gaunt & Katherine Swynford, the last Duke & Duchess of Lancaster, 17X GGM
Research Indicates Mary Magdalene was Black and of Ethiopian lineage. Using the Old Testament of the Bible as a basis for much of her research, Johnson asserts that it is very possible that Mary Magdalene was of the lineage of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba through their son Menelik I. The late Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia laid claim to being of the lineage of Menelik I and also the same lineage of Jesus through the Davidic line...