Today I once again heard Henry VIII described as Bluff King Hal. Well, this is usually said almost affectionately, which the Henry VIII we all know does not warrant. He was a monster. I think his voice was probably stentorian. Eventually he was downright nasty and needed to be approached with an excessively long bargepole.… Continue reading What were our medieval kings’ voices like….?
I really hate seeing this first word abused, so here goes: ANCESTOR: One of your parents or their ancestors. COLLATERAL ANCESTOR: The sibling of an ancestor. The cousin, however close or distant, of an ancestor does not fit either definition.