Re: Matrilineal descent
Posted by JohnW on October 10, 2020, 8:42 pm, in reply to "Matrilineal descent"
But, sadly, Karen, according to Steven on the European Royals MB, not entirely accurate. |
I'm sorry that it doesn't work for some. Try seaching Youtube for Mat Baker "useful Charts".
O/t The chart reminds me of wonderful research into the Netherlands East Indies' governing elite by Jean Gelman Taylor, who tracked the networks of related Eurasian women married to senior officials. The sons of those unions were taken to the Netherlands to be raised Dutch while the daughters remained in the Indies, retained much of their mothers' Javanese culture and were married to incoming Dutch officials. The resultant kinship networks had been entirely overlooked by other historians. (If this digression is too self-indulgent and o/t please take it down.)