About Me

I love the area where history and genealogy meet. Both have been passions of mine since my youth. When I merged them with my passion for anything medieval – King Arthur and his Knights, the Wars of the Roses – I found my true calling. My website, Royal Descent, focuses on Edward I and the various families which descend from him. I hope people will enjoy it for the research itself, but also for my perspective on it. I’m an American from a warm, Jewish family, with no descent at all from royalty or peerage, no matter how far back. I’m an individual who has not been schooled formally as an historian, or trained and accredited by any professional genealogy association. I’m a guy who loves England as much for its New Wave music, great nightclubs, and awesome filmmaking, as its castles, abbeys, libraries, and gardens.
Brad Verity, Vancouver, British Columbia

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby