Q. Can you name three empires? A. Roman, British, Russian. Q. How about naming six Emperors? A. Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Genghis Kahn, Augustus, Hirohito and Charlemagne. But what of other emperors, those that have ruled empires that are little known to the British.
Whichever way you look at it, to be born out of wedlock has been generally socially unacceptable throughout history. That is, of course, unless one of your parents holds a respected position in society. Well, then, the world is your oyster.
Starting with a Royalist supporting clergyman to a freedom fighting Virginian plantation owner - how and why did the Washington's come to America?