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Medieval Lands 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, 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 was first published on the FMG website in 2006. New versions of the documents are added as information comes available [Click for information on recent updates]. The data set was completely updated to version 4 between April 2017 and February 2019.  The "Medieval Lands 4" watermark pattern which is displayed diagonally as part of the coloured background of the documents provides an indication that you are on the genuine FMG site, with the latest version of the document.  This is in response to large parts of some documents, and even groups of entire documents, being plagiarised anonymously on the web.  Please be aware that such unauthorised copies are not updated and may therefore be factually incomplete or inaccurate. 

The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy is pleased to host these pages on behalf of the author, Charles Cawley. The author welcomes feedback, including corrections and contributions of new, verified data.  If you find any broken links or have any other problems please report them.

For best navigation results, use this link to the FULL INDEX which lists all the families included in the project as well as important information for users. Please also read the INTRODUCTION document which describes how the project is structured and includes a list of abbreviations used. You can also use the abbreviated “floating menu” visible on the right of the screen for direct access if you know which document you want to consult.

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Medieval Lands data content and text are copyright © Charles Cawley, 2006-22. Layout, code, logos, and titles are copyright © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2000-2022.
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