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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Posh Pop Star Proud of Pillaging Progenitors

From The (London, U.K.) Sun Online of Oct. 12, 2005:

Blunt: I'm Bayeux-tiful

By MARTEL MAXWELL
and ELISE JENKINS

POSH singer James Blunt has revealed he is related to Danish royalty — and that his ancestors fought at the Battle of Hastings.

[snip]

Blue-blooded James, 28, who attended Harrow private school, is a descendant of Viking Gorm the Old, who ruled Denmark in the middle of the tenth century.

He said: “I’m related to King Gorm the Old — and my ancestors left Denmark in 1066 to fight in the battle of Hastings. Our family name was Blond.”

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