My mother has been doing genealogical research on Ancestry.com, and we have just discovered the most wonderful possible thing.
My Greatx20-grandfather was Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
As in, “What’s he that wishes so, my cousin Westmoreland?”
What’s more, my greatx20 grandmother was his first wife, Margaret Stafford, through whom I can trace my ancestry right up through King John to Henry II. I am a Plantagenet.
GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO GREAT. I LOVE YOU
— from A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf (via harukimuracallme)