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Is ruling in the genes?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    All presidents bar one are directly descended from a medieval English king

    What do Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and the other past U.S. presidents have in common? Besides holding the coveted title of commander-in-chief, it appears that all of them but one are cousins.

    The remarkable discovery was made by 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon, of Salinas, California, who created a ground-breaking family tree that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor: King John of England.

    ‘They all have the trait of wanting power,’ d’Avignon told the station WFMY.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nded-medieval-English-king.html#ixzz3glIDUvNm
     
  2. wpe3bql

    wpe3bql Member

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    Just a note on the OP:

    The "King John" to which poncho is referring is the King John of the Plantagenet "Dynasty" who reigned from 1199-1216.

    This King John is probably best known for reluctantly being forced by the English barons to grant certain civil and political liberties than were specified in the historic Magna Carta document that he had to sign on 15 June 1215 at Runnymeade, England.
     
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