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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Fascists Have Family Trees Too

From the (Wolverhampton, U.K.) Express & Star:

Blue blood in family trees

By Roger Poole
Dec 19, 2005

Question: what's the connection between Henry the Second and Hermann Goering? Answer: the Nazi leader was descended from the English king.

Surprised? So was I until I looked a little deeper into the subject of royal genealogy, prompted by the recent discovery of lines of descent linking new Tory leader David Cameron with William IV, and his wife with Charles II and Nell Gwyn.

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The more one looks into the whole subject of family links, the less intriguing one's position becomes.

We're probably all related to Nancy [Reagan] - and to [British fascist] Oswald Mosley - and to old Hermann Goering. And if that's the case, this is definitely a good place to stop.

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