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From: Ian Goddard <>
Subject: Re: DNA
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 21:23:44 +0000
Dora Smith wrote:
> I know of atleast one case where medieval mythologizing was disproved;
> Edmund Rice the alleged descendant of the Angevin kings of England via
> the Welsh aristocracy, albeit from Suffolk, turned out to be descended
> from plain old Norse Vikings (probably Danish). Grin. The family
> association has not adjusted yet. Some of them may even yelp at me on
> this list! Their best yelp is that some Norman aristocrats were Norse
> Vikings. The Y DNA of the Angevin dynasty is unknown.
From what you say this could, in fact, be the most favourable outcome
they could have looked for. I take it that the result is a haplotype
more common in Scandinavia than elsewhere.
Taking the view that a Scandinavian ancestry is the most likely for the
Angevin dynasty the null hypothesis would be a haplotype unknown in
Scandinavia. Testing has failed to confirm the null hypothesis.
I think I'd have written that up as "Not inconsistent with" or maybe
even "Consistent with".
What you didn't tell us is the frequency of the haplotype in the Welsh
population as a whole.
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