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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 month ago

Can Queen Elizabeth II trace her direct ancestry to Anglo-Saxon kings? If so, how far back?

And what is the estimate of how many other people alive today can trace also their ancestry to that same king — the furthest back in her ancestry?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    At least back to 1070 when Windsor Castle was built.

  • Shiloh
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Some reports claim they trace their ancestry back to the Merovingian bloodline.

  • 1 month ago

    Sure.  All the way back.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Elizabeth II can be traced back to Alfred the Great:

    https://www.britroyals.com/royaltree.asp

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_tree_of_Briti...

    Another notable monarch that Elizabeth II traces her descent from is William the Conqueror, a Norman king.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The link to Cerdic of Wessex is not actually verified.  Things get murky that far back, because there is no objective documentation.  It's more a matter of wishful thinking, I think it's fair to say.

    But yes, she can definitely trace her lineage at least as far back as Alfred the Great, though partly via female lines.

    By now pretty much EVERYONE of British ancestry would be able to trace their family trees back to the various Anglo-Saxon kings, though not through the direct royal lines.  Just do the math: the size of the population back then means that all people of British ancestry would be related in one way or another.

  • Rico
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The furthest back that can be verified, in England is Cedric the first King of Wessex, via female lines.  

    The number of people alive today who could possibly have King Cedric as an ancestor would exceed 500 million. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, of course she can, she is The Queen, Letters Patent will do anything.

  • I imagine some of her lines of ancestry could be traced that far back, but it would be an incomplete tree. There is also a lot of misinformation out there. For example, it is said that the Queen can trace a direct line to Aga Khan II, even though nobody can show how.

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Her ancestry is mixed : largely Scottish and German

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Queen Elizabeth would be able to trace her genealogy back to at least the Norman kings, if not farther.

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