I'm related to everyone in the house of Plantagenet...

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House of Plantagenet is my direct ancestors. Edward the third was my grandfather. I would love more info.
in Genealogy Help by Summer Wren G2G2 (2.1k points)

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Edward III Of England 1312 -1377, surely not your grandfather. Have you added your family members and worked your way up the line. Somewhere along the way you will find the connection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_III_of_England

by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (969k points)
I usually take it with a grain of salt if I see any of my relations to a royal as there are many connections to verify and source but still fun to figure out.

Looked at the family tree Ancestors chart, and it is absent a direct path to Edward III but it could be a collateral path, rather than direct 

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Wikipedia article >  The name Plantagenet is used by modern historians to identify four distinct royal houses: the Angevins, who were also counts of Anjou; the main body of the Plantagenets following the loss of Anjou; and the Plantagenets' two cadet branches, the houses of Lancaster and York. The family held the English throne from 1154, with the accession of Henry II, until 1485, when Richard III died in battle.

Parent family Angevins
Country
Founded 12th century
Founder Geoffrey V of Anjou
Final ruler Richard III of England
Titles
Dissolution
  • 1499 (male)
  • 1541 (female)
Deposition 1485
Cadet branches House of Lancaster
House of York
House of Beaufort(legitimised)
by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (360k points)
Susan according to wikitree relatationship finder I am related to all you have listed.  I have possible  direct relationships to 4 or 5 siblings in one family according to the relationship finder.  In the Anjou line and multiple direct line in siblings in Plantagenets.  For 4 generations.  It could happen, maybe?  I doubt it.  But it would take me more than one life time to prove it.  I would be willing to bet that many members on wikitree would find the same thing if they went to the profile of the first Count de Anjou and used the relationship finder on every person listed on profiles from there down.  While I find it great fun, I'm  with Andrew I take it all with a grain of salt.  Thanks for the info.
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Welcome Summer,  I can see from your tree that you are in for a great adventure.......Are you having fun already?
by John Thompson G2G6 Mach 4 (47.9k points)

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