Saturday, April 9, 2016

A Rule 5 Saturday Conspiracy with Alex Jones

No, not the American conspiracy monger Alex Jones but rather the Welsh TV presenter and dance star Alex Jones.

'I would never have guessed I was descended from a bishop': Alex Jones on the surprises of her family history

During filming, Alex also discovered that her nine-times great-grandfather Roger Mainwaring was a bishop and friend of King Charles I. “That was a big surprise,” she said.

“My mother always told me she came from good stock! There was a story about one of her relatives a long, long way back being a bishop, but as far as we knew, all of our ancestors were working class. We never imagined one of them was friends with the king! It’s a great story and one that really sticks out for me.”

But it was a dangerous time to take sides between parliament and the king. Roger presented sermons backing the king on his right to tax people without the permission of parliament and parliament was outraged. His life changed dramatically and he was reduced to living in poverty.

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