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From: Grant Menzies <>
Subject: Re: Melville Henry de Massue's 5-vol set
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 1996 07:44:50 GMT
Tanya Marshall <> wrote:
>Is anyone familiar with/have opinions on "The Blood Royal of Britain" set by The
> Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval? The five volumes are:
>-Tudor Roll volume
>This is not to be confused with "BLOOD ROYAL: Issue of the Kings and Queens of
> Medieval England 1066-1399" by T. Anna Leese.
>I would like to know more about the 5-vol set before I decide to purchase it.
>Remarks would be appreciated!
The set was given to me as what seemed an inspired Christmas present a
few years ago, and only when I began investigating it did I realize
that it was not something i would have purchased for myself. After
the initial pedigree charts, all connected and cross-referenced in a
way understandable to anyone who's ever done genealogical research,
the books break into odd lists of descendants of said kings and
queens, in a manner similar to, say, some of the Taschenbuecher only
in that addresses and other information are given, and dissimilar most
of all in that the Taschenbuecher are far easier to navigate through.
I know there is good information in there somewhere but I've had no
end of annoyance trying to figure out the system..... Also, recall
hearing that this set was never completed according to the original
plan, which may account for some confusion if not that which I'm
referring to here.
G M Menzies
Se non e vero, e molto ben trovato