William 'the Silent', one of the founders of Dutch independence from Spain, has numerous descendants which, within the six generations displayed, can be found in almost all European countries, and are ranging from Emperors to very ordinary people.
The brief biographies contain history from 1533 till about 1820.
Illegitimate descendants are also recorded, leading to a link with the
Duke of Grafton, himself a bastard of Charles II, King of England. Ultimately
this line also leads to Diana, Princess of Wales, who has three different
lines of descent from William the Silent; while Prince Charles has 99 such
Introduction to ancestors of the late Princess of Wales; her genealogy reaches back to beyond Charlemagne, while the numerous brief biographies cover many aspects of history, not only in England but also on the continent.
This compilation differs a great deal from the wonderful book "American
Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales", by Gary Boyd Roberts and
William Addams Reitwiesner, which concentrates on her American links.
Title: FRASER OF SALTOUN
Introduction to ancestors of three sisters, daughters of the present
Lady Saltoun, with an incredible ancestry, including Queen Victoria and
the Kings of Prussia, amongst many other continental royalty as well as
many Scottish and English ancestors.
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Title: BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE
Introduction to ancestors of the last undisputed (ignoring his brother the Cardinal of York) of the Scottish Crown.
Again brief biographies giving many aspects of European history.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Bonnie Prince Charlie invokes sad memories of what has been as well as musings of whatmight have been. It is surprising that he was born at all, as attempts had been made to prevent his parents from marrying. In the long run his life was futile but, at the same time, he has been an inspiration as a person who pursued what he believed in against incredible odds---and almost succeeded.
Born in Rome as son of "the Old Pretender", James Francis Edward,
Amongst the clansmen who flocked to him was Lord George Murray, the most
At first Edinburgh surrendered and England was invaded but they turned
The rising was ruthlessly suppressed and "Bonnie Prince Charlie" was hunted
Recently it has been claimed that, in November 1785, he married again and
However, this collection is an introduction to ancestors of a romantic figure in history whose shadowy legend still lives on to the present day, especially with the changes now occurring in Scotland.
Leo van de Pas
Descendants of a Huguenot family, from 1495 till the present.
Amongst the descendants we find, to name only a few: Eleanor
An introduction to ancestors of Frederic Giscard d'Estaing, a young
French boy, born in 1986, who is a grandson of Valery Giscard d'Estaing,
President of France from 1974 till 1981, as well is a descendant of King
Charles X of France. Because of his descent from Mary, Queen of Scots,
he shares many ancestors with Americans in the Plantagenet kings of England.
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