Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kinship in England

{Newsletter Editor: The following abridged information was posted on GeneaNet Newsletter by Jean-Yves BAXTER: < >. Accessed 22 September 2011. Links are provided for access to the entire article: < >.}

The Transformation of Kinship and the Family in Late Anglo-Saxon England

The development of the family into a small unit in which descent was traced almost exclusively through the male line is regarded as a major turning point in medieval European history.

The early stages of the formation of agnatic kinship have usually been connected to strategies designed to preserve and retain control of patrimonies and castles, arising from the breakdown of public order.

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