There are a few missing wives families earlier than that according to my mother,
our semi-official family geneaologist.
Like I said if you can find one royal ancestor sections of your family tree fills out
like the empty spaces in the windows me "minesweeper"
Having criminals and/or politicians in your ancestry accomplishes much the same
thing... then isn't saying "Criminals and/or politicians" a redundant statement?
Hey, I even have an ancestor that almost singlehandedly started a war....
Karma stepped in and he wound up being one of the first casualties of that war.
I have another ancestor that was actually on the voyage when the Dutch ripped
off the native americans when they purchased manhattan island.
And though I have Scot ancestors I am forced to cheer for the english
when watching that fiction movie "Braveheart"
Because in truth if I ever met Edward the first I'd have to call him
grandfather.... me and ~ half a million other people anyway...
And were it not for any of half a dozen intervening events
it's POSSIBLE that Paparatzi would be following me around england...
(Oh! the horror....the Horror!) instead of my 23rd Cousin Henry:)
I remember a statistic that if you have ANY english ancestry
and more than one ancestor that emigrated to north america
prior to 1800 that you have a 1:6 chance of tracing ancestry
to some the King of England.
There's an old saying that everyone has both in-laws and outlaws
in their family tree. (I'm not sure which of those classifications
royal ancestors that might be hiding in your family "woodpile" would fit in)
BTW, it has been claimed by geneticists that every single human on the
planet is decended from approximatly 5500 females that lived in east africa
some 75,000-100,000 years ago...
How ya doin cousin?
In effect if you go back far enough were are ALL essentially related.
That's why racism is synonymous with stupidity
Tragically the most common racist belief is on the part of
a certain minority that automatically accuses "whites" of being racist.
Think of the irony, racisim being a cause for accusations of racism...
That to me is stupidity^3