About Me

I am 54 years old and I have had an interest in European royalty since the late 1970s. My main interest is in British Royalty but I am also interested in all the monarchies of Europe past and present. This blog will mainly focus on the past but I will deliver current news of both the reigning and non reigning royal families in Europe. Although there are monarchies that still exist in other parts of the world my main focus is Europe although I will include news, when it happens, from other royal families throughout the world.

If you want to know how I got interested in European Royalty you can read my initial post.



18 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Seria interessante você discorrer sobro o Czar Nicolau II e sua família,…pois você é sério e profundo em suas pesquisas, vamos aguardar,torcendo para dar certo. Obrigada,abraço

  2. Do this by including a link to your Twitter account at the bottom of the guest post.
    These opinions and ideas are then categorized in an “archive” type format,
    with newer posts being shown first, and older posts last.

  3. May I please use your picture of Otto the Great for a video project?

    • Yes you may!!

      • Hello Bill
        I am new to this after receiving an inheritance showing My relationship to King Edward the 4th. Can you tell me more? I am his 16th great Grandson. Straight. No offshoots no craziness just a straight shot to my father through Arthur. After looking for quite sometime I cannot find anyone more closely related than myself. Is this possible? Would I be the heir to the House of Plantagenet?

      • King Edward IV left no male line descendants. All the descendants of Edward IV are from his daughters. The two surviving sons of Edward IV were Edward V and Richard, Duke of York who were plaved in the Tower of London and were never heard from again.

  4. I find your site very interesting. (I’m afraid I don’t see your name – but with all respects),…I continue: -> To keep your “head” around so much and how it all “fits together” – it’s no wonder you have a degree! Too much of the ebb and flow of humanities banes and joys not to have a “sheep skin” to show for having mastered it! I was wondering about the Hanoverian claims to the British Throne. Since most and many came from an area of Germany closely abiding (or had a seemingly great deal of genomic assistance from there in any event) did the Hanover’s want to rule as Hanover’s? – and if not, why not? Wasn’t this prior to WWII or even the Franco-Prussian Wars in 1870’s? Thank you if you have a moment to refer me or explain. (Oh, P.S. Is the Stone back in Scotland? Or still under Elizabeth II’s Throne in Parliament?) Thank you for your time. ~~ John G.

  5. Michelle said:

    Hello – we are the same age – a good one. I have traced my husband, on Ancestry, to King Henry and Eleanor of Aquitaine. So is this the illegitimate lineage? Thank you, M

  6. Hi,
    I’ve been looking for information about some gold plated tin types? of Madame Barbara Dmitrievna Rimsky-Korsadova, Is there any way that I can send you a picture of these and get our opinion?

  7. Recently my Aunt has picked up a hobby of looking up our family history and she came across some pretty astounding items that I need your help with considering you might have better resources than I. She has come to link our lineage to Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou and of course back to William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda of Flanders… What I was wondering if there is any evidence beyond the War of Roses of the Lancaster side of the family?? I am having a hard time myself making the connection… thanks a lot!

  8. Rico Falkenberg Andersen said:

    I have just discovered that I am a direct descendant of King Henry II of England through his son John (Lackland) of England (Plantagenet) and then his son King Henry III of England…..his son Edmund Crouchback 1. Earl of Lancaster and Leicester Plantagenet.
    from there it still goes in direct line to Several Barons of Mowbray to Baron of Ogle.
    Then the titles are only Sirs and Ladies and from 14. generatin down to me there are no titles at all.
    I am the 29. generation.
    My mums cousin did the research.
    Any questions or information you may have that could be of interest to me is highly appriciated as I know nothing about how I can find out more or find other interesting relatives.

  9. Tim Auckland said:

    Hello I am organising a lecture in October for around 35 people entitled “The Four Romanov Grand Duchesses and would like to use one of your images of the four young women.
    May I have your permission to use as I dont want to infringe any copyright issues

  10. The Earl of Loudoun,current head of House of York and the Plantagenet family, postulating prior to enterance to the holy sanctuary–Grandson of Barbara Huddleston Abney-Hastings, 13th Countess of Loudoun. On his Grandmother’s side, he is directly descended from, and heir-general of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (Brother of Richard III). His other notable ancestors include Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Catherine Pole, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury – Catholic Marytr ( Beatified by Pope Leo XIII ) Lady Mary Boleyn, King James IV of Scotland, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby

  11. I am seeking confirmation of the validity of the project by the American girl who claimed to have traced all but one US president back to King Hohn Plantagenet. I read your article on his defendant line and can’t see any correlation. Can you comment?

  12. dustin france said:

    I am related to jean and was to henri. my name is dustin france.

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