King Henry I

The Sinking of the “White Ship”

The Sinking of the “White Ship”

During my years of researching the medieval ancestry of Mark and our children, I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Several of the ancestors were casualties of the disastrous shipwreck of the “White Ship”. Although there were actually closer to 300 passengers aboard, I was only able to locate a list of twenty of the casualties. It […]

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Wenzel I and Boleslav “der Grausame, the Cruel”

Wenzel I and Boleslav “der Grausame, the Cruel”

One thing I realized very quickly after starting to research my family’s genealogy is that not all of our ancestors are ‘nice’ guys or gals. In this post, I describe yet another example, my children’s 33rd great grandfather, Boleslav “der Grausame” or “the Cruel”, Duke of the Bohemians. Boleslav, the dear boy, was the brother […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
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