Is Queen Elizabeth Descended From King David Of Israel?

Headed by Queen Elizabeth II, the English monarchy is one of the oldest in the world. According to the royal family’s official site, its roots can be traced back to the time when William the Conqueror was declared King of England in 1066 and can be traced even still when the Romans invaded Britain in 43 AD.

But there are those who believe that Queen Elizabeth’s roots can be traced even further than that. It is believed that the royal family’s roots can be traced back to the royal family of Israel and that Her Majesty is actually a descendant of King David, the Psalmist.

The idea that Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family might be descendants of Israel’s King David was first introduced by Rev. F. R A. Glover, M.A. In his book titled “England, The Remnant Of Judah, And The Israel Of Ephraim,” which was first published in London in 1861, Glover was able to link King Heremon of Ireland’s heritage (580 BC) to the Israelite tribe of Dan.

A few years later, author Mr. J. C. Stephens made the compilation “Genealogical Chart, Shewing The Connection Between The House of David And The Royal Family Of Britain.” It was published in Liverpool in 1877 and was able to link biblical patriarch Abraham’s lineage all the way to the British Queen Victoria.

For those who are interested in how the current royal family is reportedly linked to King David and Adam (the biblical first man), here is the complete genealogy. However, readers better take this list with a grain of salt as even the royal family does not seem to officially acknowledge the list:

1. Adam (B.C. 4000–3070), Eve

2. Seth (B.C. 3870–2978)

3. Enos (B.C. 3765–2860)

4. Cainan (B.C. 3675–2765)

5. Mahalaleel (B.C. 3605–2710)

6. Jared (B.C. 3540–2578)

7. Enoch (B.C. 3378–3013)

8. Methuselah (B.C. 3313–2344)

9. Lamech (B.C. 3126–2344)

10. Noah (B.C. 2944–2006), Naamah

11. Shem (B.C. 2442–2158)

12. Arphaxad (B.C. 2342–1904)

13. Salah (B.C. 2307–2126)

14. Heber (B.C. 2277–2187)

15. Peleg (B.C. 2243–2004)

16. Reu (B.C. 2213–2026)

17. Serug (B.C. 2181–2049)

18. Nahor (B.C. 2052–2003)

19. Terah (B.C. 2122–2083), Amtheta

20. Abraham (B.C. 1992–1817), Sarah

21. Isaac (R.C. 1896–1716), Rebekah

22. Jacob (B.C. 1837–1690), Leah

23. Judah (b. B.C. 1753), Tamar

24. Hezron

25. Aram

26. Aminadab

27. Naashon

28. Salmon

29. Boaz (B.C. 1812), Ruth

30. Obed

31. Jesse

[KINGS OF ISRAEL]

32. K. David (B.C. 1085–1015), Bathsheba

33. K. Solomon (B.C. 1033–975), Naamah

34. K. Rehoboam (B.C. b. 1016, d. 958), Maacah

35. K. Abijam (B.C. 958–955)

36. K. Asa (BC. 955–914), Azubah

37. K. Jehoshaphat (B.C. 914–889)

38. K. Jehoram (B.C. 889–885), Athaliah

39. K. Ahaziah (B.C. 906–884), Zibiah

40. K. Joash (B.C. 885–839), Jehoaddan

41. K. Amaziah (B.C. b. 864, d. 810), Jecholiah

42. K. Uzziah (B.C. b. 826, d. 758), Jerushah

43. K. Jotham (B.C. b. 783, d. 742)

44. K. Ahaz (B.C. b. 787, d. 726), Abi

45. K. Hezekiah (B.C. b. 751, d. 698), Hephzibah

46. K. Manasseh (B.C. b. 710, d. 643), Meshullemeth

47. K. Amon (B.C. b. 621, d. 611), Jedidah

48. K. Josiah (B.C. b. 649, d. 610), Hamutah

49. K. Zedekiah (B.C. 578–599)

[KINGS OF IRELAND]

50. K. Heremon (fl. B.C. 580), Tea Tephi

51. K. Irial Faidh (reigned 10 years)

52. K. Eithriall (reigned 20 years)

53. Follain

54. K. Tighernmas (reigned 50 years)

55. Eanbotha

56. Smiorguil

57. K. Fiachadh Labhriane (reigned 24 years)

58. K. Aongus Ollmuchaidh (reigned 21 years)

59. Maoin

60. K. Rotheachta (reigned 25 years)

61. Dein

62. K. Siorna Saoghalach (reigned 21 years)

63. Oholla Olchaoin

64. K. Giallebadh (reigned nine years)

65. K. Aodhain Glas (reigned 20 years)

66. K. Simeon Breac (reigned six years)

67. K. Muireadach Bolgrach (reigned four years)

68. K. Fiachadh Tolgrach (reigned seven years)

69. K. Duach Laidhrach (reigned 10 years)

70. Eochaidh Buaigllcrg

71. K. Ugaine More the Great (reigned 30 years)

72. K. Cobhthach Coalbreag (reigned 30 years)

73. Meilage

74. K. Jaran Gleofathaeb (reigned seven years)

75. K. Coula Cruaidh Cealgach (reigned four years)

76. K. Oiliolla Caisfhiachach (reigned 25 years)

77. K. Eochaidh Foltleathan (reigned 11 years)

78. K. Aongus Tuirmheach Teamharch (reigned 30 years)

79. K. Eana Aighneach (reigned 28 years)

80. Labhra Suire

81. Blathuchta

82. Easamhuin Eamhua

83. Roighnein Ruadh

84. Finlogha

85. Fian

86. K. Eodchaidh Feidhlioch (reigned 12 years)

87. Fineamhuas

88. K. Lughaidh Riadhdearg

89. K. Criombthan Niadhnar (reigned 16 years)

90. Fearaidhach Fion Feachtnuigh

91. K. Fiaebadh Fionoluidh (reigned 20 years)

92. K. Tuathal Teachtmar (reigned 50 years)

93. K. Coun Ceadchatbach (reigned 20 years)

94. K. Arb Aonflier (reigned 30 years)

95. K. Cormae Usada (reigned 40 years)

96. K. Caibre Liffeachair (reigned 27 years)

97. K. Fiachadh Sreabthuine (reigned 30 years)

98. K. Muireadhach Tireach (reigned 30 years)

99. K. Eochaidh Moigmeodhin (reigned seven years)

100. K. Niall of the Nine Hostages

101. Eogan

102. K. Murireadhach

103. Earea

[KINGS OF ARGYLESHIRE]

104. K. Feargus More (A.D. 487)

105. K. Dongard (d. 457)

106. K. Conran (d. 535)

107. K. Aidan (d. 604)

108. K. Eugene IV (d. 622)

109. K. Donald IV (d. 650)

110. Dongard

111. K. Eugene V (d. 692)

112. Findan

113. K. Eugene VII (d. A.D. 721), Spondan

114. K. Effinus (d. A.D. 761), Fergina

115. K. Achaius (d. A.D. 819), Fergusia

116. K. Alpin (d. A.D. 834)

[SOVEREIGNS OF SCOTLAND]

117. K. Kenneth II (d. A.D. 854)

118. K. Constantin II (d. A.D. 874)

119. K. Donald VI (d. A.D. 903)

120. K. Malcolm I (d. A.D. 958)

121. K. Kenneth III (d. A.D. 994)

122. K. Malcolm II (d. A.D. 1033)

123. Beatrix m. Thane Albanach

124. K. Duncan I (d. A.D. 1040)

125. K. Malcolm III Canmore (A.D. 1055–1093), Margaret of England

126. K. David I (d. A.D. 1153), Maud of Northumberland

127. Prince Henry (d. A.D. 1152), Adama of Surrey

128. Earl David (d. A.D. 1219), Maud of Chester

129. Isobel m. Robert Bruce III

130. Robert Bruce IV m. Isobel of Gloucester

131. Robert Bruce V m. Martha of Carriok

132. K. Robert I Bruce (A.D. 1306–1329), Mary of Burke

133. Margary Bruce m. Walter Stewart III

134. K. Robert II (d. A.D. 1390), Euphemia of Ross (d. A.D. 1376)

135. K. Robert III (d. A.D. 1406), Arabella Drummond (d. A.D. 1401)

136. K. James I (A.D. 1424–1437), Joan Beaufort

137. K. James II (d. A.D. 1460), Margaret of Gueldres (d. A.D. 1463)

188. K. James III (d. A.D. 1488), Margaret of Denmark (d. A.D. 1484)

139. K. James IV (d. A.D. 1543), Margaret of England (d. A.D. 1539)

140. K. James V (d. A.D. 1542), Mary of Lorraine (d. A.D. 1560)

141. Q. Mary (d. A.D. 1587), Lord Henry Darnley

[SOVEREIGNS OF GREAT BRITAIN]

142. K. James VI and I (A.D. 1603–1625), Ann of Denmark

143. Princess Elizabeth (1596–1613), K. Frederick of Bohemia

144. Princess Sophia m. Duke Ernest of Brunswick

145. K. George I (1698–1727), Sophia Dorothea Zelle (1667–1726)

146. K. George II (1727–1760), Princess Caroline of Auspach (1683–1737)

147. Prince Frederick of Wales (1707–1751), Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

148. K. George III (1760–1820), Princess Sophia of Mecklenburgh Strelitz (1744–1818)

149. Duke Edward of Kent (1767–1820), Princess Victoria of Leiningen

160. Q. Victoria (b. 1819, cr. 1838), Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg

Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II visits Hauser & Wirth on March 28, 2019, in Bruton, Somerset, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images

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