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  1. KING ANCESTORS THE GOOD

  2. THE GOOD • Alaric I of the Visigoths (died 410; 53rd GGF of AE King Sr) Sacked the city of Rome in 410, the first step of the barbarian conquest of the Roman Empire • BrautOnundIngvarsson (died 660; 45th GGF of AE King Sr) Known as the 'Land Clearer' for clearing trees in Sweden, he died in a landslide • Halfdan the Black of Norway (died 800; 37th GGF of AE King Sr) Drowned when his sleigh broke through ice weakened by cow dung • Alfred the Great (died 899;38th GGF of AE King Sr) First King of England, father of the English navy

  3. THE GOOD • St Wenceslaus of Czechoslovakia (Good King Wenceslaus) (died 935; 32nd great-granduncle of AE King Sr) Murdered on his way to church by his brother, Boleslaw the Cruel • Henry I the Fowler (died 936; 34th GGF) King of Germany, founder of the Saxon dynasty • Hucbald II von Dillingen (died 939; 36th GGF of AE King Sr) Father of Pope Leo IX • William I Longsword, Duke of Normandy (died 943; 34th GGF of AE King Sr) He was lured to a peace conference with Arnulf I of Flanders, who then murdered him

  4. THE GOOD • Harald 'Bluetooth' Gormsson (died 987; 30th GGF of AE King Sr) Viking King of Denmark. Eriksson electronics named their wireless devices after him, and the logo for Bluetooth devices is the Nordic rune for his initials, H and B. The name was chosen because of the way Harald united the tribes of Denmark into one network. Had the Jelling Stones of Denmark erected in honor of his parents, Gorm the Old and Thyra V • Brian Boru, High King of Ireland (died 1014; 28th GGF of AE King Sr) Ended Viking domination of Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf, in which he was killed • Olaf II Eriksson of Norway (died 1022; 28th GGF of AE King Sr) Martyred in Stockholm for refusing to worship the pagan Nordic gods after converting to Christianity

  5. THE GOOD • St Olaf of Norway (died 1030; 31st GGF of AE King Sr) The last saint to be venerated by both the Eastern and Western Catholic Churches before the schism • Basil (Vasul) the Blind of Hungary (died 1037; 34th GGF of AE King Sr) Had his eyes gouged out and his ears filled with molten lead for conspiring to kill King Stephen • Robert II Montgomery (died 1037; 32nd GGF of AE King Sr) Archbishop of Rouen, Normandy • Duncan I of Scotland (died 1040; 26th GGF of AE King Sr) Killed by the followers of Macbeth • Lady Godiva of Coventry (died 1067; 28thGGM of AE King Sr) Rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest taxes imposed by her husband

  6. THE GOOD • Mabel of Belleme (died 1079; 28th GGM of AE King Sr) Beheaded while sleeping in Shrewsbury Castle • William I de Bourgogne (died 1087; 30th GGF of AE King Sr) Father of Pope Callistus II • Bela II the Blind of Hungary (died 1141; 26th GGF of AE King Sr) Blinded by his uncle so he would not become king of Hungary • Fulk V D Anjou (died 1144; 26th GGF of AE King Sr) Was King of Jerusalem during the Crusades • Eric Jedvarsson, King of Sweden (died 1160; 24th GGF of AE King Sr) Sought to Christianize Sweden, but after attending a mass he was beheaded by pagans

  7. THE GOOD • Matilda (Maud) Beauclerc (died 1167; 25th GGM of AE King Sr) Became the first female ruler of England (Empress Maud) • Richard FitzGilbert de Clare (Strongbow) (died 1176; 27th GGF of AE King Sr) Led the English invasion of Ireland in 1169 • Walter FitzAlan (died 1177; 23rd GGF of AE King Sr) First hereditary High Steward of Scotland • Alan FitzWalter (died 1204; 22nd GGF of AE King Sr) Knights Templar during the Crusade, he is credited withexpanding the Knights Templar in Scotland • Eleanor of Aquitaine (died 1204; 26th GGM of AE King Sr) Was the Queen of France and the Queen of England; imprisoned by her husband for 16 years

  8. THE GOOD • Conrad IV Hohenstaufen (died 1254; 28th GGF of AE King Sr) King of Jerusalem during the Crusades • Haakon IV Haakonsson, King of Norway (died 1263; 21st GGF of AE King Sr) Rescued from assassins as a child, his rescuers carried him on skis to safety, an event still celebrated in Norway as the Birkebeiner ski race • Alfonso X of Spain (died 1284; 22nd GGF of AE King Sr) Has a Lunar crater named after him • Rudolf I Habsburg (died 1291; 22nd GGF of AE King Sr) First of the Habsburg rulers of Austria • John de Graham (died 1298; 17th GGF of AE King Sr) Rescued William Wallace (Braveheart) at Queensbury, later killed at the Battle of Falkirk

  9. THE GOOD • William Douglas the Hardy (died 1298; 23rd GGF of AE King Sr) The first Scottish nobleman to support William Wallace (Braveheart), died a prisoner in the Tower of London • Alexander Scrymgeor (died 1306; 19th GGF of AE King Sr) Captured by the English in the Scottish Wars of Independence and hanged in Newcastle • John Strathbogie (died 1306; 20th GGF of AE King Sr) Captured by the English at the Battle of Methvin, he was hung at the Tower of London, beheaded, his head hung from the London Bridge • Joan of Acre (died 1307; 22nd GGM of AE King Sr) Her grave at Clare Priory, Suffolk England, has been the site of many reported miracles • Angus Og, Lord of the Isles (died 1316; 15th GGF of AE King Sr) After his coronation as King of Scotland, Robert the Bruce entrusted the Stone of Scone to Angus to keep it from Edward I

  10. THE GOOD • Christopher Seton (died 1307; 20th GGF of AE King Sr) At the battle of Methvin Robert the Bruce was unhorsed and captured by the English. Seton slew Bruce's captor and freed him to escape; later captured and executed at Dumfires • Robert the Bruce (died 1329; 19th GGF of AE King Sr) At his death his heart was removed and carried on a Crusade • James Douglas (died 1330; 12th GGF of AE King Sr) Captured Roxburgh Castle during the Scottish Wars of Independence with a handful of men by disguising them as cattle. Carried the heart of Robert the Bruce on Crusade, where he himself was killed • Malcolm Drummond (died 1346; 19th GGF of AE King Sr) Developed the Caltraps, an iron device with four spikes, which stopped the English cavalry at the Battle of Bannockburn

  11. THE GOOD • Christina Bruce (died 1357; 19th GGF of AE King Sr) Successfully defended Kildrummy Castle against the English with a handful of servants during the Scottish Wars of Independence • John de Montgomerie (died 1361; 14th GGF of AE King Sr) Captured Henry de Percy (Hotspurs) at the Battle of the Otterburn • James Douglas (died 1388; 19th GGF of AE King Sr) Led the Scottish forces at the Battle of Otterburn. Douglas was killed early in the battle, his body hidden so the Scottish troops would not retreat. The battle became known as the battle won by a dead general. The ghosts of Douglas' army still haunt the roads around Otterburn

  12. THE GOOD • Archibald Douglas (died 1424; 15th GGF of AE King Sr) Lost an eye at the Battle of Halidon Hill and a testicle at the Battle of Shrewsbury • David Lindsay (died When Clan Lindsay faced off against Clan Ogilvie, David Lindsay rode between the two clans hoping to mediate a truce. Mistaking David's intent, an Ogilvie threw a spear, striking David in the mouth and killing him instantly • Margaret of Scotland (died 1486; 13th GGM of AE King Sr) Wife of James III if Scotland, she was the first to tie the royal bloodline of Denmark to that of Scotland • John de Pollock (died 1577; 8th GGF of AE King Sr) Fought for Mary, Queen of Scots, at the Battle of Langside, and lost the family lands in Renfrewshire following her defeat • William Cochrane (died 1717; 5th GGF of AE King Sr) Participated in the Reyhouse plot to assassinate Charles I of England