I have stated here before that my family history traces back to the royals, as it is for many people. Here is the email I received from a family member who keeps the family bible and records. Is he accurate in his historic telling? He doesn't have much of a sense of humor so I am going to send him some of the pictures from this thread!
If you missed the news, they have found and identified the remains of King Richard III of England. He was killed in battle by your 16th great grandfather, Henry VII. Richard was the last of the Plantagenet kings and Henry was the first of the Tudor kings. Richard was your 17th great grand uncle and the brother of King Edward IV, your 17th great grandfather. Henry married Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of Edward IV, and spared her other brothers who fought with Richard instead of executing them for treason. Henry derived his right to the throne through his mother. Henry was the last English King to gain his throne by defeating his rival in battle.