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Excerpt from Studies in Peerage and Family History
Peerage and of other Burke' publications.1 But, for the source of these fables, or at least of the Worst and the most venerable, we have to penetrate behind 'burke' to the authors of these fabrications, the heralds and the antiquaries of the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries. The joyous age of the Old genealogy ranged from the days of Henry VIII. To those of Charles I. And, of pedigrees published in modern books, many were concocted at that period and duly certified as true by officers of the Heralds' College.
A glimpse of the gulf that severs the Old from the 'new' genealogy is afforded by the ancient house of Lyte of Lytes Cary. Under queen Eliza beth and James I., the Lytes, father and son, were unrivalled exponents of the former. Henry Lyte.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 14, 2017)
isbn: 1331232767, 978-1331232766,
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