Tag Archives: ancestors

Pondering their stories

So I’ve chatted from time to time here about interesting ancestors–interesting to me, anyway. I’ve always been fascinated with ancestral stories and how they shape us, the knowledge that some part of what and who we are is predetermined. To … Continue reading

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Talking about Granny Meg

We haven’t had an ancestor post recently, and the visit to Westminster Abbey to see the tomb of Edward I was a chance to give a thought to his wife, Margaret of France. (Unfortunately, her tomb isn’t there. She was … Continue reading

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I’m back, chickens!

I’m back in the US and finally recovered from jet lag. (They say it takes about a day for each hour off you are, and that’s roughly true. It took four days for me to stop falling into bed at … Continue reading

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Today’s ancestor is “holy” royal

Titling this entry with a bad pun doesn’t seem very nice, does it? But today’s ancestor was a most interesting fellow. As I mentioned in a previous entry, my gateway ancestor to all of this historical goodness is Edward I. … Continue reading

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An ancestor with a sticky end…

The family name of de Braose isn’t exactly a household word these days, but in the times of the early kings of England, the de Braoses were movers and shakers. As a player in the Norman Conquest, William I de … Continue reading

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Talking about Granny Olga

This month’s ancestor (Reminiscing?) feature highlights one of the most interesting people to turn up in the family tree–St. Olga of Kiev. Seems odd to have a saint in the ancestral closet, doesn’t it? Literally millions of people today are … Continue reading

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Theme # 2

So today we get to talk about the second theme for each month–only I haven’t quite decided what to call it. Every other theme has a nice tidy gerund for a title (like yesterday’s “Reading”), but this one is proving … Continue reading

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