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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Judith of Lens
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:17:52 -1000
There seems to be a chain of hearsay and gossip here that is quite
The important thing is what Colonel Hansen published, not what he
allegedly told 'A' at some earlier time, [time interval not stated,
infra] who allegedly told 'B' and 'C'.
'C' is now telling 'D' through 'ZZ' --- but *ad interim* Colonel
Hansen has published an article.
Personally, I'll take the evidence of a published genealogical article
as to Hansen's opinions on Count Lambert of Lens over hearsay, gossip
and innuendo, any day of the week.
D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas
D. Spencer Hines --- "I like to think of him [William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)] as poacher, as village ne'er-do-well, denounced by the
local grammar-school master." J. K. Jerome, "Second Thoughts of Idle
Fellow" p. 266 
Dcrdcr4 <> wrote in message
> In two recent posts, Paul Reed asked that I retract a statement that
I made to
> the effect that Col. Charles Hansen stated in print that Count
Lambert of Lens,
> the reputed father of Judith, Countess of Nothumberland, was a
> The truth is that some years ago I happened to be in New York City
> with Henry Hoff, a mutual friend of both Col. Hansen and myself.
> Faris, author of Plantagenet Ancestry, was present at this meeting.
> who is a stickler for accuracy, told us that Col. Hansen doubted the
> of Count Lambert of Lens. To which BOTH Dr. Faris and I expressed
> that any serious scholar would maintain such a position.
> Following that meeting, Dr. Faris and I researched the matter in
> found excellent evidence which fully proved Count Lambert's
> Likewise we found evidence that Lambert was the father of King
> Conqueror's niece, Countess Judith.
> In due time, Col. Hansen published his opinion on this subject in
> Genealogist, which piece fortunately did not include his earlier
> Count Lambert of Lens was a ficticious person. However, he still
> if Count Lambert was Judith's father.
> So, Paul, you are correct Col. Hansen never printed that Count
> ficticious. Rather, he told Henry Hoff who told me. I hope that
> satisfactorily explains things. If I created any confusion over
> you have my sincerest apology. Best always, Douglas Richardson
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