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A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families

by Charles Cawley

Medieval Lands presents narrative biographical genealogies of the major noble families which ruled Europe, North Africa and Western Asia between the 5th and 15th centuries.  The approach is to verify all information against primary source material, quoting relevant extracts in the original language.  This has enabled many traditionally accepted relationships to be challenged.  The territorial emphasis and wide scope allow innovative conclusions to be drawn about the comparative development of the nobility in different geographical areas.

The project is ongoing, and new versions of the documents have been added regularly. The data set has recently (2014) been revised and updated to version 3. You may access this by clicking here. We hope to provide a new implementation at version 4 in due course. We welcome feedback and are keen to increase active participation by our user community. If you would like to assist, either in general or by contributions on specific families, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that all contributions must be supported by sound and reliable documentary sources.

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