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Descent from Charlemagne

Not to throw water on anybody's enthusiasm but it should be noted that the 
practice of inheriting a throne through one's family is a late practice in 
European Middle Ages.  In other words, the successors to Charlesmagne were 
elected and not necessarily from the previous ruler's family.

Dane Bowen in Alexandria, Va., researching Bowen, Bacon, Carlton (Carleton), 
Luker, Sanders (Saunders), Chaudoin (Chaudoins), Maverick, Richey (Ritchie, 
Richie, Ritchey), Spence, Sumner, Way, and Wells families.
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