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Title:
Royalty for commoners : the complete known lineage of John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa
Author:
Stuart, Roderick W.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., 2002.
Physical Description:
x, 382 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806316871
Format :
Book

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Central Library CS404 .S78 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference
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This is the new Third Edition of Royalty for Commoners, the first book ever to document the complete known genealogy of John of Gaunt, son of King Edward III & Queen Philippa. The importance of this documentation is that any commoner who can connect his or her own family lineage to that of John of Gaunt can now be shown to share the same basic royal heritage as the most noble knight-the complete heritage, not just the Plantagenet ascent. This is the usual lineage through which a commoner can enter the domain of European royalty, though one might enter the lineage at any number of points. Typically, the American descendant has several colonial ancestors, one or more of whom can be traced to European beginnings. Using over 2,000 published sources, as well as the spectacular resources of the Internet, Mr. Stuart here offers the researcher a host of possibilities, pointing the reader to numerous descents of which he may be completely unaware. This new Third Edition is a nearly complete reworking of previous editions & includes the following changes. * Two dozen lines have been lengthened * Sources now include dates of publication * There are two indexes rather than one, an every-name index & an index of royal titles * Research now ventures into the years before Christ * The Bibliography has been significantly refined & expanded


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