Why I’m More English Than the Queen

Meaning no disrespect to anyone of mixed ancestry, especially Her Majesty, I have always been more than pleased that I am 100% English, with no Scottish mother and certainly no European blue blood.  It has allowed me to specialize.  Of course there is no such thing as “pure English”, who are a mixture of Celts, Romans, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, Norman French, and many other immigrants – most of this so long ago its untraceable except perhaps through DNA.  All 8 of my great-grandparents, and 2 of my grandparents, were born in England.  My English ancestors lived from Cornwall and Essex in the south to Westmorland and Yorkshire in the north.  I am descended from, among a few thousand others,


Who says genealogies are just a bunch of dry dates, places, and begats?

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