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The Battle of Hastings was arguably the most important event in (modern) English history. Most prominent English families had men engaged in it on one side or the other. Not being "represented" in what as arguably the "creation" of modern England was a source of concern to lineage conscious English families. After he won, William the Conqueror compiled a ...


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Southerners are renowned for the recorded depth of their family trees. This statement is making the point, with tongue solidly in cheek, that the family had no ancestors worthy of the name to trace genealogy to. In practice it was much more common for Southern families to trace lineage to Civil War heroes, Revolutionary War heroes, or notable early ...


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Dumb orator is already explained in the other SE. "Post Office" does not refer to the 20th century kissing game. It was played by the following rules: Each one of the participants writes a poem, anecdote, essay, or a letter to some person, either present or absent. Any one who chooses to do so, can disguise his handwriting. The papers are folded and ...



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