Benedict Cumberbatch Related to Richard III?

9275822-large

Well Hot dog!!! Jenny always knew that Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing, but who knew he was related to a king! Okay, maybe that is stretching it a bit, but none the less, check out what University of Leicester Professor Kevin Schurer has to say about it:

“University of Leicester Professor Kevin Schurer, who was instrumental in proving the identity of Richard III by tracking down his modern day relations, has now uncovered a link between Cumberbatch and the king – and shown them to be third cousins, 16 times removed.

It is estimated that between one million and 17 million people in the UK are related, in someway, to the former Plantagenet monarch.

However, Prof Schurer has discovered that the line of descent Cumberbatch shares with Richard III is much more direct.”

More direct? More Direct? Let’s just crown him King and call it a day. How cool is this news. And based on the stats, looks like many of us may be related to the great monarch as well, Richard III that is, not Cumberbatch. Need to keep our kings straight.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s