The purpose of this website is to help understand who is who in history. The underlying data is presented in various ways: by place, by family, by event and by title.


We have sourced information from numerous visits to historical sites and from our extensive library. Adding original sources is an aspiration.



Coats of Arms

The Coats of Arms are sourced in the main from Wikipedia. Very grateful. Some are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


Our website contains lots of errors. Some are typos. Some are a result of sources being inaccurate. We verify sources as best we can but sometimes the same error is repeated in multiple sources. We do check our data for integrity. For example we check that the mother was alive when the child is born, and the father not dead for more than a year; errors do remain.