Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Through the keyhole


The exhibition includes one of the world’s longest and finest medieval chronicles, never displayed before, in the form of a genealogical tree that stretches 12.5 metres. The section on show was compiled in the mid-15th century to prove the descent of Henry IV from Adam and Eve at a time when his claims to the throne were being contested by the Yorkists. The Roll Chronicle, as it is known, is enlivened by delightful drawings of events from the Bible and legendary kings such as Brutus, the Trojan prince who was thought to have given Britain its name. for more click here

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