Stephen Fry knows that people always think of him as being quintessentially English, but his mother is from a large European Jewish family. Stephen traces his maternal grandfather, Martin Neumann, back to modern-day Slovakia.
Growing up Clary knew very little about his family history. His Grandfather had died before Julian was born and was curious about his story. Clary found out that his grandfather was on the front line of WW1 and was very important of post war history.