Shouldn't the royal family of England be that of Anglo-Saxon bloodline of King Alfred the Great the true king of England?
- Anonymous11 months agoFavorite Answer
- Aussie BattlerLv 75 months ago
No , they descended from Merlin.
- Anonymous11 months ago
The Queen is a descendant of Alfred the Great. She is his great(x36)-granddaughter.
- CloLv 711 months ago
Alfred's descendants are the monarchical family.
Since Britain adopted Church of England/Church of Scotland as the state religion, monarchs must be Protestant and uphold the Anglican faith. Parliament chose the Stuart family members who were Protestant, as successors to the throne.
The Stuart family are successors of Alfred the Great.
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- LiliLv 711 months ago
In fact, the Queen is a descendant of Alfred, through a woman if I'm remembering correctly. Whether she's actually a descendant of "Cerdic of Wessex" is open to question. At a certain point, the ancestral line becomes only putative and rather murky, and it's not certain that Cerdic actually existed.
- FoofaLv 711 months ago
Except that military defeat has long been acceptable in terms of a change of power and no one disputes that William the Conqueror did defeat King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The real controversial switch from one royal house to another regards the Act of Settlement that displace the presumed Catholic heir and skipped over to the Hanoverian line that still rules to this day. Not a military victory in the old school way but rather a legislative appointment.
- Syntinen LauluLv 711 months ago
They are. The present Queen is a direct descendant of the royal house of Wessex, through Alfred the Great right back to his 5th-century ancestor Cerdic, founder of that dynasty.