Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fact of the Day: Distant Cousin Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell became the king-like Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland after the execution of King Charles I. However he was a very distant cousin of the Stuarts and the Tudors. Oliver Cromwell was descended through a illegitimate daughter of Jasper Tudor, King Henry VII's paternal uncle. 

7 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I've never even heard about him. I like the portrait!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure quite the lineage weave

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't everyone in Britain related to the Royal Family somehow?

Adam said...

Almost anyone of English ancestry including America and Canada is very very very very likely to be descended from King John and the Plantagenets and Normans before him.

stephen Hayes said...

Charles I was executed for, among other things, suspending Parliament, which is exactly what Cromwell did when he was in power.

Martha said...

I definitely know his name but not much else about him!