Category Archives: Royalty

bridenapped — helena sverkersdatter

Doing some Norsk-side genealogy research, I learned how one of my 21st great-grandmothers, Helena of Sweden SVERKERSDATTER, was a victim of bride-kidnapping.  While this horrified 😮 me, it is a practice that goes on yet today in numerous countries. Although “in most … Continue reading

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tell me again about our great-grandpapa whose skull was made into a silver drinking cup, grandmama

I like to imagine an eagerly interested great-grandchild one day finally sharing my interest in family history, perhaps asking with most genuine enthusiasm, Tell me again about our great-grandpapa whose skull was made into a silver drinking cup, grandma?? At which I will … Continue reading

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