I missed this the other day on FindMyPast – 6 famous descendants of Robert the Bruce – FindMyPast November 28, 2019: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/discoveries/robert-the-bruce-descendants. I won’t spoil the surprise of the 6 descendants by naming them.
Niall Cullen 28 November 2019
From presidents to princesses, plenty of famous faces claim they are Robert the Bruce’s descendants.
One of the most revered warriors in popular history, Robert The Bruce was King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. During his reign, he successfully led Scotland to independence from England and took part in William Wallace’s rebellion against Edward I.
In recent times, ancestry DNA testing has helped to make it easier for Robert the Bruce’s descendants to trace their family connections back to him via a unique genetic marker held by his great-grandson, Robert III of Scotland. How amazing would it be if you realised you are related to royalty? Some of these well-known personalities have already discovered their lineage connects them to the fierce Scottish king.