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From: WJhonson <>
Subject: Re: Maud de Camville's Daughter, Isabel de Vernon,Wife of Sir Richard de Sta...
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:37:12 -0700
In a message dated 09/13/07 13:30:19 Pacific Standard Time, writes:
1. Douglas cites his book...with page and line.
2. Then folks can follow the trail back to primary sources themselves.
3. If they find an error they post it here and draw DR's attention to it. >>
Has DR ever actually engaged any of the errors spotted?
Not that he *has* to, but you'd think he'd at least respond with a "Thank you for pointing this out, I'll make a note of it...."
Instead, even after repeatedly pointing out that his rules-of-thumb don't work and aren't reliable, he trots them out and adds to them! Now we get things like Countess was a common English name in this period and "de" was dropped by everyone after 1400 (by celestial edict no doubt), and on and on.
At some point you have to stop and say, "is he making *this* up as well?"