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Kings, Queens and meta-inbreeding

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Queen Victoria was known as the “grandmother of Europe.” And her son, King Edward VII was known as the “uncle of Europe.” Christian IX of Denmark was known as the “father in law of Europe” so one would assume that his son or daughter had married one of Edward VII’s siblings and that that couple had given birth to Europe. But Christian IX’s daughter, presumably the mother of Europe was married to Edward VII, the uncle! So is she mother or aunt of Europe? Even monarchial nicknames are inbred…

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Written by Seamus

August 8, 2008 at 3:19 pm

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