My ancestors, from the Kendall family, were landowners from Derbyshire, and in the 18th century the main line of descent settled in the village of Thorpe Langton in Leicestershire. In the 16th and 17th centuries the family married into other landowning families providing lineage of royal descent from King Henry I and King John, these families include forebears of the current British royal family.
As a child my Grandmother talked about her father and his links to two Knights who were killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field. The “Book” was often rolled out in the evenings to show me the family coat of arms and our family tree. The Kendalls of Austrey, Twycoss and Smithsby by Henry John Broughton Kendall is certainly the reason I have developed an interest in my ancestors