When Malcolm Winmill wed Linda Harrison, daughter of Hannah K. Williams and William Harrison, he simply did not anticipate the dynasty that he was marrying into.
Linda’s maiden name and her seemingly ordinary life gave no clue of her descendants’ tragically true journey from kings and princes to paupers. Upon closer inspection much later in Malcolm’s retirement, a partly buried paper trail going back to Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD of Thracian-Illyrian ancestry, and cataloging figures that we thought only existed on the pages of history books, was collated, thus beginning a journey that uncovered a family history dipped in deceit, murder, missing millions and mystery – an unfortunate story that has, despite many family members’ vain efforts across the centuries to uncover the truth and expose the frauds at the very top of the food chain, no fairy tale ending.
Whilst many of the hundreds of thousands of people who call Wales their home have traced back their family history through several generations, Malcolm simply wasn’t prepared for what he exposed on that fateful day in 1993 when he began his Quest, an expedition that many of Linda’s ancestors that are now long gone looked to finish and that was, for Malcolm, set to continue right up until the present day.
This book is based on facts researched by Malcolm between 1993 and 1998, and also those relayed to his wife, Linda, by her grandmother Matilda Williams (née Davies) from 1891 to 1962.
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