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A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal familiesGreen open

by Charles Cawley

In Medieval Lands the author, Charles Cawley, presents narrative biographical genealogies of the major noble families that ruled Europe, North Africa and Western Asia between the 5th and 15th centuries.  The approach is to verify information against primary source material where possible, quoting relevant extracts in the original language.  This has enabled many traditionally accepted relationships to be challenged.  The territorial emphasis and wide scope provide insights into the comparative development of the nobility in different geographical areas.

The project is ongoing, through a continual process of discovery, development and, where necessary, correction. Updated versions of the documents are added regularly. The author welcomes feedback and is keen to increase active participation by the 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 should be supported by sound and reliable documentary sources.

The data set is currently in transition from version 3 to version 4. The look and feel will be the same, but for some of the more complex topics the files have been broken up into more manageable units. Click here to access. Anyone wishing to use the material for their own researches should cite the page title (top of each file), version number (top left of file), URL and date accessed, and the copyright owners (© Charles Cawley and FMG). This data may not be used for commercial purposes without a licence from FMG.

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