Allowing 25 years per generation, give or take, in 500 years you would have 20 generations. Your two parents each have two parents, going back 19 generations doubling each time from a starting point of 2, you get the number 524,288. There is one problem with the model; working backwards like that eventually you reach a point where the number of ancestors needed to go back another generation is more than the total number of people alive at that point in history, so clearly the model is flawed and too simplistic to be the actual reality. Clearly a lot of your ancestors must of had common ancestors and have been inbreeding, otherwise if you go about another 20 generations you get 274,877,906,944 (274.9 Billion) Which is clearly nonsense as its over 39 times the currently modern total population of 7 Billion.
Ergo therefore, it doesn't matter if you believe in evolution or the garden of Eden, everyone on this planet is related to each other, something I've been saying for the whole time. We are one human family, bigotry and it's equally evil opposite reflection reverse-bigotry make up a big part of the log in humanities eye.
People have lived on this island since as far back as 800,000 years. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_England
Continuous habitation seems to have been a much more recent achievement, starting from about 12,000 years ago.
Between various invaders and infighting tribes, invasions, clan wars, rebellions, uprisings and the rest, peacetime on this island has only existed continuously since just after the times of Cromwell, when it appears that our constant ability to argue, disagree and fight with each other at the drop of a hat was converted into a financial affair with people attacking each other with claims of liability in courts instead of weapons like arrows and swords on bloody battlefields.
Cromwell could of become King, many wanted him to do so in order that his actions could be constitutionally limited under the Magna Carta, but instead he decided to try his hand at a dab of republican based military dictatorship. It wasn't long before the people had had quite enough of that, and demanded a return to Monarchy. There was just one problem, the mess he made never got cleaned up properly because very few people even understood the problem he had created which exists to this very day.
Believe it or not, for your whole life, you have in fact been living in a Republic based dictatorship which derives the majority of it's power from your own ignorance of the truth and inability to use the truth to set yourself free from it. The Monarchy is a Punch and Judy show, tolerated by the real owners of this island, and I mean the REAL owners now, not the political puppets or the Monarchy, because the people's delusions of Monarchy serve very well to direct and deflect blame from where it should be placed, thus keeping the real owners hidden from view.
Who are these real owners?
We are the real owners, all of us. It's our collective ignorance of not only our status, but of how the system built by our ancestors actually works, that keeps us from sorting things out. We are not so much downtrodden from above, but instead we tread each other down with loud angry words derived from ignorance and stupidity.
If you don't put Tax on your car... who is it that complains first? The queen? The government? or your neighbour who is pissed off your taking up his car parking spot and you haven't even paid your tax... Some of them will even go as far as taking things into their own hands and smashing your car up because in their ignorant little mind, your a "rule breaker" and it's their job to chase you down and hand you out some punishment. (Just like what a certain poster here took it upon himself to do when I was arguing with the TPTB on this site one time)
Ignorance is the lock, knowledge is the key.
Learn about presumptions in law. An un-rebutted presumption stands in law. If your ignorant of the presumptions being made, then how can you rebutt them? If furthermore, the people who are making the presumption, don't actually know they are making a presumption, how can they possibly realise they are acting on one?
What Cromwell did was so simple, and so subtle and powerful it's not been possible to undo.
He made all his officers presume that everyone they interacted with was also an officer, a subordinate one who can be disciplined for not following the rules laid out for officers by head office (Parliament).
All the police officers handing out FPN's etc, are all making this presumption, and nearly all of them are completely ignorant of the fact.
Watch and understand the videos by Dean Clifford.
Then tell me, after having understood exactly what the tradition of Monarchy and the position of the Crown, REALLY does for you, that you still want it abolishing.
Because if you can make a convincing argument why we should throw away the only key's to the jail cell society previous generations have accidentally through their own ignorance and stupidity allowed to get built, I'd love to hear it...