Comments on: Who Do You Think You Are? – Alexander Armstrong’s royal romp http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/ The official Ancestry.co.uk blog Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:36:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Ulster Ancestry : Ancestral Research Service and Family Ancestry Researchhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-557 Ulster Ancestry : Ancestral Research Service and Family Ancestry Research Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:47:09 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-557 [...] Irish Genealogy Package for Tracing your Irish Roots and Irish Ancestry in IrelandHow To Make A Family Tree | Clear InstructionsThe Only Genealogical & History Magazine in the World about the British in India from 1600 to the 20th century.  Related Links:All the controversy about breeding dogs? Lets not get angry, just …Who Do You Think You Are? Alexander Armstrong's royal romp [...]

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By: donhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-495 don Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:47:19 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-495 If anyone hasn’t seen the spoof of who do you think you are they did on Armstrong & miller, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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By: Mrs Pinkhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-491 Mrs Pink Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:11:37 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-491 I found this episode the most boring so far. Sorry Alex. I like an episode with a boy done good theory. With most of the first part of his family read out of Burkes Peerage, I lost interest.

BBC – more ordinary people and a little bit of slap and tickle scandal.

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By: Greta Gallhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-490 Greta Gall Sun, 29 Aug 2010 08:01:52 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-490 I thought he came across like a complete tosser. He’s practically having an orgasm when he finds he’s related to a few Plantagenet inbreds. I mean aren’t most people related to Charlemagne or something. And he’s actually annoyed when one of his relatives leaves his estate to his own daughters rather than his rich brother. The nut certainly didn’t fall far from the tree in this case.

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By: Nigel Batty-Smithhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-488 Nigel Batty-Smith Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:58:40 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-488 I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. I actually thought that it was probably the best yet, or close to it, in all of the series’ so far. I have never really been into the “Armstrong and Miller” style of comedy, but he came across as such a nice, educated man, who even “spoke proper”!
My mothers side of the family has a well documented lineage (landed gentry – Stucley of Affeton) which goes back to William the Conqueror also, through a number of lines. Sadly, our closest direct link goes through Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount L’Isle, illegitimate son of King Edward IV. The pedigree is lodged and authenticated through the College of Arms in London.

If only we had inherited all of the money or estates!
My fathers mother was Russian nobility and so has many links to the European royal families. There is one link to prove, and if we can then we would be very well connected – single figures cousinage with the present Royal Family.

At the end of the day though it means nothing really. We are “Who we Are”, although it is nice to know from whence one came.

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By: Connor Telferhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-487 Connor Telfer Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:53:55 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-487 My great step grandmother’s father also has royal roots to Edward I and the Earls and Dukes of Arundel and his links also go back to William the Conqueror and Alfred the Great!! The episode on Alexander Armstrong was truly amazing! So with the connections on my great step grandmother’s side of the family, that means that she is related to Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria!!
(Nobility and Royalty in the family at last.)
I should expect that my great step grandmother would be very proud of her nobility roots and her ‘blue blood’.

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By: Diane Peckhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/08/24/who-do-you-think-you-are-alexander-armstrong/#comment-486 Diane Peck Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/?p=1036#comment-486 I too realy enjoyed the episode on Alexander Armstrong. Since the improvements to the Ancestry.com web site I have received many new links to my family tree which have amazed me as I too appear to be related to William The Conquerer! This also means of course that my relations are also connected to most of the ruling classes in Europe since the norman conquest. When I first saw these links I was very sceptical but having looked in to it a bit more I expect everyone could trace their ancestory back this far as once you get a link to the minor nobility of England all of their marriages, births and deaths are well documents to ensure marriages of state were correct. With a much smaller population in those days too I expect we will all turn out to be related to each other before long.

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