From the 800's, Rollo was what you might call a distant relative. He was a Viking, a conqueror who the King of France, Charles I, decided would make a better friend than make an enemy, so they made an alliance. Granted lands and even marriage to his daughter, all Rollo had to do was kiss his foot. This was (literally) beneath him, so Rollo ordered one of his underlings to do it for him. In obedience, the man lifted the king's foot to kiss it, but in doing so, he made the king fall down. That's not one for the history books! Methinks Rollo would rather kiss the king's daughter than kiss the king's foot and not both in the same ceremony. Think about that next time you suck on a Rollo candy.
Rollo had converted to Christianity; but, it is said that he went crazy at the end and had 100 Christians beheaded at his death bed. But then gave the churches 100 pounds of gold each. Hmm. It is hard to be a good Christian when you are conquering and pillaging. I hope insanity doesn't run in the family after a good thousand or so years.