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My Tudor Family Tree

I'm currently reading the book The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory which is loosely based on the life of Mary Boleyn, sister of the more famous Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of King Henry VIII of England and mother of the great Queen Elizabeth I. I say loosely since not a whole lot is known about the details of Mary's life. My sister loaned this novel to me since she's an avid reader and devoured this one in just a few days. I was particularly interested in reading it because I knew that in our family pedigree charts, Mary Boleyn was in our line and always found it fascinating that somewhere in the really not so distant past, I am related to royalty and well-bred courtiers. (You'd never know this by coming to visit at my house though !! haha) Seriously, I just think genealogy is so cool. My husband doesn't have much in his pedigree charts so we've decided his family popped up from a rock somewhere. ;) You may have to click on the image below to make it bigger and read the names on this pedigree chart.

So there you have it. My royal past ! Now if I could only contact the Queen Mother about all this.... anyone got the number ? In any case, it'd make a great scrapbook page.

Interested in pursuing your own pedigree ? THIS SITE will get you started.




Rachel said…
That is really interesting!
Nora said…
I love genealogy! And good for you, your related to the Queen Mother! Congrats! ;)
Rocki Adams said…
Oh I have ALWAYS wanted to do this. Thanks for sharing... I'll have to check this out now :)

Happy day to you!
☼ Rocki
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