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Monday, May 19, 2008

Princess Anne of Kiev weds King Henry I of France

On this date in our family history . . . the 19th day of May . . . in the year 1051 . . . at the Cathedral of Rheims in France . . . Princess Anne of Kiev becomes the bride of King Henry I of France . . . this King and Queen of France are believed to be 26th great-grandparents of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this blog . . .

A History of France By George William Kitchin: "In 1051 King Henry having lost his wife Matilda daughter of Conrad the Salic and fearing lest in choosing another he might be entangled in some hidden snare of forbidden degrees sent an embassage to the most distant prince of whom he could hear Jaroslaf duke of Russia whose capital was Kiev His messengers came back bringing Anne the duke"

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