A Relatively Obscure High King Path

A Genealogist does like
On hidden paths to take a hike,
To follow up the faintest track
Which may lead somewhat further back. 

And on the Geni site, I find
They trace some paths of strangest kind –
Two such have had me highly placed,
With distant links to royals traced. 

Brian Boru

Though not descended, I am fated
To be, through marriages, related
To Irish High King, Brian Boru,
Which seven-times great aunt comes through. 

Half-sister of this auntie dear
Was married to, it would appear,
A man whose sister’s husband had
The famous High King for a Dad. 


Elizabeth the Second, too,
Has links by marriage coming through:
Involves Camilla, and entails
Her marriage to the Prince of Wales. 

No, here I am not kidding you,
These-here relationships are true,
I do not think, though, that the Queen,
To have me stay, will be agree’n’.

© Colonialist April 2014 (WordPress)
(For NaPoWriMo)        (Piccies – Wiki’s)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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42 Responses to A Relatively Obscure High King Path

  1. nrhatch says:

    If you send this clever poem
    to the Royals, you may see
    that when next they visit your home
    they’ll invite you out to tea


  2. Grannymar says:

    Brian Boru? I grew up five miles from where the battle took place! Mind you I was not around in 1014! Will you be coming over the celebrations? http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/travel/500-Vikings-descend-for-the-Battle-of-Clontarf-1000th-anniversary-fest.html


  3. Tom Merriman says:

    *Bows* though… just in case!


  4. misswhiplash says:

    Ah there, s many strange tales to do with our British Royalty, who are not British at all…and Prince Harry…well we all know about that but nobody actually says anything…interesting tho.


  5. I am honoured to know you, Col. If we should happen to meet again, I’ll bob a little curtsy. 😀


  6. Ruth2Day says:

    well hello there Sir, should we bow when we click on your blog these days?


  7. Your royal highness, what big eyes you have 🙂


  8. Pussycat44 says:

    I’m still searching for the German link to my ancestry, but no luck. Anything before the 1800’s seems to be non-existent.
    If QE2 knew you were related, albeit distantly, she would love your poetry 😉


  9. calmgrove says:

    I’m related to Adam, y’know. And Eve of course. But then we all are. Even if they never called themselves by those names. We’re all family. I feel a song or two coming on… Excuse me, I must go and lie down, and it’ll pass…


  10. I kowtow to Your Majesty. But the mention of the legend of Brian Boru in the same breath as QEII made me gasp – that’s one very rude song beloved of rugby players everywhere.


    • colonialist says:

      My education has obviously been sadly neglected – maybe because in my first and only game of rugby ever, I caught the ball, and while wondering what to do with it ended up at the bottom of a large pile of bodies. After emerging, I dragged myself off vowing never to return.


  11. Serena Malcolm says:

    Love this. Such a clever poem… and what great genes 😉


  12. disperser says:

    Never had, and still don’t have the desire to trace my ancestry, knowing as I do that my genetic line ends with me.

    Also . . . not sure what to say; congratulations? Sorry? “Oh, that’s great!”? “Oh, too bad!”?


  13. Desire says:

    I’m quite sure people will pay good money to remove me from all and any references that get too close to home!


  14. suzicate says:

    Been on one of those genealogy hikes myself…the worst kind of hike I’ve attempted. We have proof (DNA testing) to our source but can’t get paper confirmation, ugh!


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