tombs of Queen Leonora (Eleanor Plantagenet - daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine) 1160-1214 and King Alfonso VIII 1156-1214. at Santa Marai de Las Helgas, Burgos

Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria la Real de Huelgas, Burgos

Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy in Fontevrault Abbey, France. One of the most powerful women of the middle ages, by the time of her death in 1204 she had been queen consort of both France and England.

A Polar Bear's Tale: Eleanor of Aquitaine's tomb effigy

Tomb of William the Conqueror - By RicardMN Photography

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Beautiful word.

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Fredegund... what a badass

Rejected Princesses

Rennes le Chateau

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Sigebert IV Count De Razes 42nd GG - Overview -

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William the Conqueror, King of England (1028-1087)-The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035 under the style William II. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son.

William I, Kings and Queens of England, London Online

.Eleanor of Aquitaine

The role of Noblewomen

Rollo, First Duke of Normandy, Rouen Cathedral, c. 932. This tomb is a faithful copy of a thirteenth-century original that was destroyed during WWII

Rollo Duke of Normandy - Rouen Cathedral

Matilda of Flanders Statue (braids)

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Charlemagne reliquary, containing skull fragments, 1349.

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Ethelfleda (scourge of the Vikings), with her young nephew Athelstan (destined to be the first King of all England) at her side.

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Dering Roll, c. 1270-1280. The Dering Roll is the oldest English roll of arms surviving in its original form. It was made between 1270 and 1280 and contains the coat of arms of 324 knights, starting with two illegitimate children of King John.

Medieval Family Trees

"My Lady the Kings Mother" - Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

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Simon de Montfort my 27th great grandfather.

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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.

King Egbert (Ecgberht)

The Tomb of Lady Catherine Grey (1540 - 1568) and Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford (1539-1621) Salisbury Cathedral. The younger sister of Lady Jane Grey, Catherine was a granddaughter of Henry VIII's sister Mary, and a potential successor to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England, but incurred Elizabeth's wrath by her secret marriage to Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford.

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William Wallace - Stirling, Scotland Enjoyed Stirling and the Castle we needed two trips to try and get to everything. So we went again a few years later.

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Scottish Clans Map

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Genealogy & Math

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Otzi, a genetic cousin in my haplogroup K from 5000 yrs ago.

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Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991. His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed. Otzi has 59 separate tattoos. Oetzi is a far distant cousin as we belong to the mtDNA group K.

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Oldenburg, Germany database of emigrants

Oldenburger Auswanderer