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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Royal Descent of Americans
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 16:30:33 +0100

One of the reasons that the British Royal Family today is not
particularly inbred is that Queen Victoria did worry about it.

So, pace, yourself. <g>

D. Spencer Hines

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Quintus Aurelius Stultus [33 B.C. - 42 A.D.]

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"P A MagLOCHLAINN" <> wrote in message
| Well, actually, Victoria was (rightly) worried about inbreeding (pace
| Hines), and kept stressing in her letters that her family should marry
| blood". That is why she so favoured the Battenbergs, most of whose
| ancestry was (as she quite well knew) very non-royal - no matter what
| late Lord Mountbatten may have claimed as their ancestry.
| So I suppose you could say that, yes, she was fairly successful.
| Cordially,
| in Belfast, Northern Ireland
| ====================
| Stewart Baldwin wrote in message
| >On Fri, 21 Jul 2000 03:38:07 +0100, Renia Simmonds
| ><> wrote:
| >>Yes. Queen Victoria realised the importance of researching her
| to
| >>see if she could pick up on a royal line!
| >Was she successful?
| >Stewart Baldwin

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