Richard’s other Anglo-Saxon ancestry, inter alia

Richard’s ancient ancestors was composed a few years ago to illustrate Richard III’s descent from heroes of the home nations: Alfred the Great (many times over, but two divergent lines soon afterwards), Malcolm III (Canmore), Llewellyn Fawr and Brian Boru.
Slides 2-3 show not just the well-known connection through Edmund II (Ironside), St. Margaret of Wessex and her daughter Edith who married the shy Henry I, but also Edmund’s sister Elgiva, whose daughter married the Regent of Strathclyde leading through the Lords of Raby, who took on the Neville surname, to Cecily.

Slides 4-5 start from Brian Boru(ma), High King of Ireland and pass through Diarmaid MacMurchada and the Clares to Elizabeth de Burgh, who married Lionel of Antwerp. This leaves slide 6 to show Llewellyn Fawr as an ancestor of the Mortimers via Gwladys Dhu, leading to Anne, Countess of Cambridge.

 

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