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Sunday, March 13, 2016


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David, I never understood why the Rivers' children were considered such parvenues, given that their mother was from the House of Luxembourg. This seems to happen a lot, where people of aristocratic birth are considered "commoners" and beneath the nobility because they don't have a title.

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Hi Liam...it seems that it's because the female wasn't really considered that relevant - it was the male line that mattered. It is rather remarkable though, and amazing how shallow the gene pool for the nobility was.

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