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6 Generation Pedigree Chart: Example of Family Tree for Elizabeth Tudor

6 Generation Pedigree Chart: Example of Family Tree for Elizabeth Tudor

In creating an example of a family tree in a 6 generation pedigree chart, we once again turn to the royal line of England: Elizabeth Tudor. At first glance, you might think of Queen Elizabeth I, but Elizabeth Tudor was actually her aunt, King Henry VIII's younger sister who died when she was three years and two months old.  She spent much of her life in the royal nursery at Eltham Palace, Kent and after her sudden death (the cause of which is not recorded) was brought to be buried at Westminster Abbey. Several of her other siblings who died prematurely are buried by her side. 

To learn more about Princess Elizabeth Tudor, check out this fantastic article: https://www.tudorsociety.com/henry-viiis-lost-sister-elizabeth-tudor/

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Infamous King Henry VIII: 4 Generation Pedigree Chart

Infamous King Henry VIII: 4 Generation Pedigree Chart

Meet King Henry VIII and his 4 generation pedigree chart!

King Henry VIII is infamous in British history and known throughout the world as the king who had 6 wives. Speaking of King Henry VIII's wives, Wikipedia says: "

A common mnemonic device to remember the fates of Henry's consorts is 'Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived'." What legacy did he leave? Two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth who continued the feud began by their mothers--each believing they had been grievously wronged by the other. Their feud extended beyond their personal feelings to impact their feelings of religion and deeply impacted their people who suffered from the whiplash as the kingdom changed hands and loyalties. Sibling rivalries come out of situations far less rife with tragedy than did Elizabeth and Mary's, but how can they be avoided. The simple and cliche answer is the title of one of the most familiar hymns in the LDS church: Love at home.

Consider this statement by Theodore Hesburgh:

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Not exactly words that King Henry VIII lived by in his life that more closely exampled a terrible soap opera than anything worth emulating. Whenever I hear this statement, I'm reminded to also take a minute and consider the reverse--do I show my husband enough love and in a such way that my children understand that love at home starts with me and my example? Things to ponder and always things to work on, but also remember: "You're doing better than you think you are" and certainly better than King Henry VIII did.

Immortalize your own family history in a pedigree chart print, either using this royal template or from another of your own choosing!

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Queen Victoria: 5 Generation Family Tree

Queen Victoria: 5 Generation Family Tree

If you haven't had the opportunity yet, you should definitely take a couple hours and watch Masterpiece's Victoria series. The costumes and sets are fabulous of course (it's Masterpiece!) but I also came away feeling like I'd learned a lot about this royal British sovereign. Plus the romance...dreamy!

Here are some quick facts about Queen Victoria to go with her example of a family tree:

  • Her mother was a German princess.
  • She became Queen of England at age 18.
  • She married her first cousin Prince Albert, whom she adored.
  • They had 9 children together (even though she greatly disliked being pregnant).
  • She is known as the "grandmother of Europe" because of all the intermarriages her children had with the royalty of other European nations.

Want to make a 5 generation family tree of your own? Want to see more examples?

For a sneak peek behind the making of this 5 generation family tree for Queen Victoria watch below!

 

 

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