Royal Genealogy of the Known World
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About the Known World Royal Genealogy

The blame for the idea which led to this rather large project can be placed squarely at the feet of Master Hector of the Black Height. It is his poem, "The Line of the North", which details all the 'begats' of Ealdormere back through the Coronets of Ealdormere, the Champions of Ealdormere, the Crowns of the Middle who had ruled over the Crown Principality of Ealdormere and finally to the Wolf, the Wilds and the Will. In preparation for Ealdormere's move to Kingdom status, Master Hector asked me if I could go hunting on the Internet for the lines of the Crowns of the Middle and the West so that he could come up with a really impressive list of begats for Ealdormere right back to the beginning of the Society.

Through doing this for him, I became aware that through the "let's branch off into our own Principality/Kingdom" phenomenon, all the Royalty of the Known World are in some way related to all the other Royalty of the Known World. I found this fascinating! I also have more than a passing interest in genealogy in general, so this whole concept was far too intriguing to let slide. I decided to track the entire genealogy of the Known World Royalty - every Prince and Princess of every Principality and every King and Queen of every Kingdom.

Yes, you may well call my sanity into question!

Fortunately, with so many Kingdom and Principality websites available to me, this wasn't such a daunting task as one might think. Many Principalities and Kingdoms list their past rulers in their websites, and some of these lists even come with the dates of when these rulers reigned. It was also possible to extrapolate past rulers around the Known World from Orders of Precendence online, as well as online SCA histories, including those located in the Rialto archives (the Rialto being the newsgroup for the SCA).

And so, by mucking through all of these online sources, I was able to build up (with the help of a genealogy program) a coherent picture of who ruled when and what Principalities and Kingdoms branched off from their parent Kingdoms where. But I was not yet satisfied! This information, I reasoned, would surely be of interest to other SCAdians. So I decided to put the result of my research online. I programmed up a database, and thus this site was born.

There are a lot of places where there is missing data. And there may well be places where there is incorrect data (I certainly know that there are places where there is conflicting data - unfortunately not all my online sources corresponded nicely with one another!). I would be absolutely tickled to be able to fill in the missing pieces or to correct stuff that is wrong. If you have additional information for the database, please, please do not hesitate to email me about it! Please also feel free to email me with any comments or suggestions you may have for the site. All feedback is much appreciated!

I hope you have as much fun using the database as I had in creating it!

--al-Shariifa Zahra bint al-Nahr al-Ishbiiliya al-Naariya
Canton of Skeldergate
Barony of Septentria
Kingdom of Ealdormere