Friday, 19 January 2007

Royal Claimants

'Were your ancestors Anglo-Saxon or Danish nobles before 1066? Perhaps you can trace your heritage back to Harold, Edward the Confessor or Edgar the Aetheling?' Well, I can't, but if you, dear reader, can and you could therefore theoretically be a claimant to the throne, then English Heritage would like hear from you. This is to mark the opening of a new multi-million pound visitors centre at Battle Abbey (near the battlefield of Hastings, 1066) - but are they, I wonder, thinking about staging a rebellion in time-honoured fashion?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

No claims here, Father, except to that muckle big stone!

8:19 am  
Blogger Jeffrey Smith said...

They wouldn't have any trouble winning a rebellion. They're talking about at least 90% of the people of British descent. Those who could prove it? It's not as hard as you might think, maybe 40%.

11:12 am  
Blogger Gillibrand said...

No the Gillibrands came with William the Conqueror, under the Papal flag and became very early tenants of the Knights of St John.

7:24 pm  

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