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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Bigamy
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 02:40:42 +0100
> cause for the somewhat weak nature of most of his offspring is often
>touted as congenital syphilis passed on by Henry. Which is irony I suppose.
>I remember upsetting our rather prim History Teacher in the 3rd Form when I
>pointed out the irony that Henry was upset about not having sons and
>disposing of wives for failing to produce sons when we know today that it is
>the male sperm which determines gender
well, it is never the man's fault, is it? Especially not if you are
Henry by the Grace of God King of whatever.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society