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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: King's Kinsfolk: Richard II's kinsman, Edmund Stafford
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 17:02:57 -0700
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Douglas Richardson wrote:
> wrote:
> < The Visitation is
> < worthless, discussing people several hundred years earlier, in my
> opinion.
> < Will Johnson
>
> Visitations are often quite helpful. However, they should always be
> verified for accuracy with contemporary records. Peter Sutton has done
> that.

Actually, Peter constructed the relationships based on contemporary
records, without reference to nor intention of verifying the accuracy of
any Visitation. If the Visitations require contemporary records to
'verify' them, and those same contemporary records stand very well on
their own without the visitations, it does make one wonder about the
relative value of the visitations.

taf


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