Welcome to Twenty Trees

Twenty Trees is an Encyclopedia of History, Photography, Biographies, Family Trees, Church Monuments, Art, Original Sources, On This Day in History, etc.

People Pages are Biographies that include birth, marriages, death, and life events for the person, their parents, spouses, children, step-children and in-laws. People pages also include link to Family Trees, Ancestry to five generations ie great-great-great-grandparent, Royal Ancestry and the Royal Descendants. Examples: King Edward IV, Richard Westmacott Sculptor and William Larkin Painter.

Places are indexes of Places by Country. For example Tower of London.

We have three different types of Family Tree: Paternal, Maternal and Descendants.

Paternal Family Trees show all descendants with the same male y-DNA. For example Plantagenet Paternal Family Tree with its 36 generations and 477 people.

Maternal Family Trees show all descendants with the same female mt-DNA. For example Emma de Dinan's Maternal Family Tree includes Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour.

Descendants Family Trees show a Person's descendants to five generations. For example Ralph Neville 1st Earl of Westmoreland and his 464 descendants.

We organise History by Events. For example see Apr 1483 to Aug 1483 when Richard III acceded the English throne.

We have On This Day in History Pages for each day of the Year. For today see here.

We categorise all sorts of things. For example Artists, Scientists, Succession and Married Relationships, Diseases and Ways people die, King of England, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, etc both chronologically by creation and individually. See Indexes in the menu above.

We photograph alot of Church Monuments. We also index these. For example Camail and Jupon Period, Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent and Lancastrian Esses Collar.

We include Original Sources. We have some of the Bible. Some of the Calendar Rolls. Chronicles including Bede, Life of Alfred by Asser, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Froissart, Hall's Chronicle and Wriothesley's Chonicle. Diaries including Samuel Pepy's, John Evelyn's, some of Roger Whitley's and Adeline Horsey's Recollections.

We are continually adding content. If you have suggestions contact us at email@twentytrees.co.uk.

There are errors. We try to correct these as and when we find them; we check regularly. If you spot an error let us know.

All the places we have photographed are listed here. Recently we have visited:

St Oswald's Church, Methley, Yorkshire

St James's Church, Gawsworth, Cheshire

St Peter and Paul's Church, Easton Maudit, Northamptonshire

St Mary Magdelen's Church, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

St Rumbold's Church, Stoke Doyle, Northamptonshire