I thought I was doing well when I found the village in Normandy from  which Guillaume de Cahaignes came to the Battle of Hastings. But we can take the Grey line of my family back to the Vikings who first settled Normandy




I am also a keen family historian. I am researching my own family history, mosty in Devon and Kent, and my husband Jack Priestley’s ancestors, mainly in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Some lines go back more than 30 generations, from paupers to lords of the manor. I even know the village in Normandy one of my ancestors came from.



In preparation: a new edition of the classic children’s fantasy Pangur Ban, including an ebook.