Kit Harrington backed King Charles I during the English Civil War

Kit Harrington backed King Charles I during the English Civil War

Through a fervent supporter of King Charles I during the English Civil War, Queen Consort Camilla is related to Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington.

Her Royal Highness, 75, and Harrington, 35, are distant cousins because they both descend from John Tufton, the 2nd Earl of Thanet, according to the ancestry website Find My Past.

The Earl, a fervent supporter of Charles II, participated in the bloody Battle of Edgehill in 1642 after Charles had declared war on the “rebels” in Parliament.

After losing the Civil War, the King was put to death in 1649 for high treason.

The Queen lay in state for more than four days until the following Monday in Westminster Hall, where his trial was held.

They both descend from John Tufton, the 2nd Earl of Thanet.

The first battle of the Civil War, which started because of Charles’s disputes with Parliament and his belief in the divine right of kings, was the Battle of Edgehill.

The bloody and chaotic battle, which took place in Warwickshire close to Edge Hill, saw roughly equal numbers of men lost by the Royalist and Parliamentary sides.

It made it impossible for either side to win the war quickly and ultimately caused the fighting to last for four years.

Later, the army of the parliamentarians forced the Earl of Thanet to surrender, and his house in West Sussex, Wiston House, was taken over.

After that, the Earl managed to flee to France, leaving his wife and kids behind in England.

When he returned in 1644, Parliament fined him, forcing him to sell the house he had pillaged.

The Earl lived at Lord’s Place in Lewes following the Restoration in 1660, when the son of the overthrown king, King Charles II, was crowned.

He described it as a “ruinous and useless house for the most part fallen downe and lying waste” while attempting to avoid paying tax on it.

The nobleman passed away in 1664.

It was previously known that at least seven dukes, six marquesses, fifteen earls, seven viscounts, and eight barons are related to Camilla.

She also has direct ancestry from rulers including King Charles II of England, King James VI of Scotland, and King James I of Scotland.

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