Skip to comments.Crusaders 'Left Genetic Legacy'
Posted on 03/27/2008 6:29:52 PM PDT by blam
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According to the RLDS genealogy web site, I’m descended from the bog man.
Bog man — you are so funny.
I have DYS392-13.
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Thanks,...I may have to check my DNA...
A King of Norway, Harald Hardrade (hard to “read”) actually served in the Vangarian guard before being called back to Norway to be King.
No, I’m serial. I just checked my data base but I can’t find his name. He only has one and he died about the time that the Romans invaded and it said he was sacrificed by his people and thrown into the bog to keep the Romans away. I guess that didn’t work out for him but he did manage to reproduce first.
Oh for heaven’s sake. hmmm
Only if it’s on a blue dress!
Mine is 100 proof.
How much did it cost.. if anything to get tested?
I’m curious about having it done myself.
At the site in post #5:
$107.50 for yDNA(male) and $107.50 for mtDNA(female). So, total = $215.00.
Harald Hardrada invaded England in 1066 and was killed at the battle of Stamford Bridge near York on Sept. 25, 1066. He was supported by Earl Tostig, the brother of King Harold II of England.
When the three lords met before the battle King Harold II of England promised to give northumbria to Earl Tostig if he would recognize Harold as King of all England.
Earl Tostig asked “And what of my cousin King Harald Hardrade of Norway, who has fought so hard on my behalf?”
“Of him the King Harold II has said, he shall gain of England SIX FEET OF EARTH; or that much more that he is taller than other men.”
As you mentioned King Harald Hardrade died in the battle (arrow in the throat); and he got his six feet (or more) of English soil; but only for awhile before they exhumed his body and buried it again in Norway.
“Did they trace you back to anybody of significance?”
Every last one of my ancestors was pretty significant to me :)
When you think of it, everyone traces there existence to heroic survivors.
According to Snorre Sturlason the Icelandic historian and other accounts a young man named Rolf the Granger was on trial for murder, but because his family knew the family of the Queen he was granted exile instead of death. He and some young rowdies settled in the north of France, a region that was thereafter called Normandy or ‘land of the Northmen’.
In the great tradition of Gallic capitulation the King of France gave him title to Normandy in exchange for recognizing him as King of all France.
The Normans spawned such a vibrant and warlike people that they soon ruled England, Sicily, southern Italy, and the Crusader kingdom of Antioch (one of the major metropolises of the ancient world) and twice came within one battle of ruling Byzantium (the major Empire of its day).
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