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There is some debate as to whether or not Gilbert de Corbeil's son, Robert Fitz-Gilbert, was at the Battle of Hastings or not. I think I'd rather that they weren't there supporting William the Conqueror in consideration of how Gilbert's grandfather was treated. Then again, families have been torn apart by war time and time again so who knows. What we do know for sure is that we fought at Agincourt and the Battle of Bosworth. It's quite possible that if you're related to William the Conquerer and the rumour is that your line goes back to Charlemagne then, odds are, we're definitely distantly related. William the Conqueror's link to Charlemagne is apparently the marriage of Rollo to Poppa da Valois (probably butchered the spelling of that), who was a descendent of Charlemagne.
This is kind of the point that I have been trying to make, time and time again, when it comes to these "merovingian bloodlines". Look at you and I. We probably have common ancestors dating back 1000 years. Either it's a supreme coincidence or it just proves that these bloodlines are really quite common.
We're a bit eccentric as well. That's probably why I prefer to think of my family history as being a bunch of troublemakers :)