Saturday, 24 August 2013

Anne Boleyn's Descent from Queen Elfrida

I was asked on Facebook for the details of Anne Boleyn's descent from Queen Elfrida, following on from my post on the similarities between the two queens. Anne was actually descended from Elfrida many times over. Here are some of the lines of descent:

1. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, King John, Henry III, Edward I, Thomas of Brotherton, Margaret of Norfolk, Elizabeth Seagrave, Thomas Mowbray, Margaret Mowbray, John Howard (first Duke of Norfolk), Thomas Howard (second Duke of Norfolk), Elizabeth Howard, Anne Boleyn.

2. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, Eleanor of England, Blanche of Castile, Louis IX of France, Philip III of France, Margaret of France, Thomas of Brotherton, Margaret of Norfolk, Elizabeth Seagrave, Thomas Mowbray, Margaret Mowbray, John Howard (first Duke of Norfolk), Thomas Howard (second Duke of Norfolk), Elizabeth Howard, Anne Boleyn.

3. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, King John, Henry III, Edward I, Elizabeth of England, Eleanor de Bohun, James Butler (2nd Earl of Ormond), James Butler (3rd Earl of Ormond), James Butler (4th Earl of Ormond), Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

4. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, Eleanor of England, Berengaria I of Castile, Ferdinand III of Castile, Eleanor of Castile, Elizabeth of England, Eleanor de Bohun, James Butler (2nd Earl of Ormond), James Butler (3rd Earl of Ormond), James Butler (4th Earl of Ormond), Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

5. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, King John, Henry III, Edward I, Elizabeth of England, William de Bohun (1st Earl of Northampton), Elizabeth de Bohun, Joan Fitzalan, Joan de Beauchamp, Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

6. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, Eleanor of England, Berengaria I of Castile, Ferdinand III of Castile, Eleanor of Castile, Elizabeth of England, William de Bohun (1st Earl of Northampton), Elizabeth de Bohun, Joan Fitzalan, Joan de Beauchamp, Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

7. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, King John, Henry III, Edmund Crouchback, Henry Earl of Lancaster, Eleanor of Lancaster, Richard Fitzalan (Earl of Arundel), Joan Fitzalan, Joan de Beauchamp, Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

8. Elfrida, Ethelred II (the Unready), Edmund II Ironside, Edward the Exile, St Margaret of Scotland, Matilda of Scotland, Empress Matilda, Henry II, Eleanor of England, Blanche of Castile, Robert 1st Count of Artois, Blanche of Artois, Henry Earl of Lancaster, Eleanor of Lancaster, Richard Fitzalan (Earl of Arundel), Joan Fitzalan, Joan de Beauchamp, Thomas Butler (7th Earl of Ormond), Margaret Butler, Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleyn.

There are many more lines of descent from Elfrida to Anne Boleyn, feel free to add any more that you know of to the comments section.

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