Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fact of the Day: Plantagenet Alliance

A small group of people calling themselves the Plantagenet Alliance claimed to be descendants of the House of Plantagenet, and when Richard III's remains were found, they advocated as his "relatives", they would know his wishes on where to relocate his remains. In reality virtually any English person today (and a large number of Americans) are descended from at least King Henry II of England, who was the first king from the House of Plantagenet. Richard III was the last via the House of York cadet branch.