In recent years researchers of ancestry have claimed that George Bush is actually a distant relative of Winston Churchill - the link in the chain being Henry Spencer (1420–1478) of Badby, Northhamptonshire.

Dick Eastman of Ancestry.com writes

“George W. Bush and his father, the former president, have long been known to have royal ancestry. Gary Boyd Roberts, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston and one of the foremost authorities on the royal ancestry of American presidents, notes that Bush is descended from British royalty going as far back as 12th century King Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror.”

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