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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
Subject: Re: King's Kinsman: King Richard II's kinsman, Olaf VI, King of Norway
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 07:14:34 +1000
According to modern counting they are 4th cousins. I have the Norwegian King
as Oluf II-V King of Denmark and Norway, he lived from 1370 to 1387. I
wonder who called him Olav VI, don't forget King Olav V is the father of
present day King Harald of Norway.
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Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:44 AM
Subject: King's Kinsman: King Richard II's kinsman, Olaf VI, King of Norway
> Dear Newsgroup ~
> I've been enjoying reading through a most interesting volume, The
> Diplomatic Correspondence of Richard II, edited by Eduoard Perroy
> (Camden Soc. 3rd ser. 48) (1933). The book contains
> abstracts/transcripts of some 252 original letters of King Richard II
> written in his name and sent to foreign courts, 28 of which only have
> been previously printed elsewhere.
> Included on page 31 in this volume is a brief letter from King Richard
> II of England to one to his "kinsman" [consanguineo nostro carissimo],
> Olaf VI, King of Norway dated 1378/1385.
> I was not aware that King Richard II was near related in any manner to
> King Olaf VI. However, based on my research into such kinships, one
> should expect for such a kinship to fall within the fifth degree on at
> least one side. Does such a kinship exist?
> Studying the families involved, I've determined that yes, King Richard
> II of England and King Olaf VI of Norway were in fact related in the
> 5th and 6th degrees of kindred by way of common descent from King Henry
> III of England.
> l. Henry III, King of England, d. 1272.
> 2. Edward I, King of England.
> 3. Edward II, King of England.
> 4. Edward III, King of England.
> 5. Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales.
> 6. Richard II, King of England.
> 1. Henry III, King of England, d. 1272.
> 2. Beatrice of England, married Jean, Duke of Brittany.
> 3. Blanche of Brittany, married Philippe of Artois.
> 4. Marie of Artois, married Jean de Dampierre, Count of Namur.
> 5. Blanche of Dampierre, married Magnus II, King of Norway and Sweden.
> 6. Hakon VI Magnusson, King of Norway and Sweden.
> 7. Olaf VI, King of Norway.
> Comments are invited.
> Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
> Website: www.royalancestry.net
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