Queen Elizabeth II has died, so this seems a great time to talk about incest in royal bloodlines.
Focus is mainly on the Habsburg Dynasty of the 1600s, a family whose interbreeding was so severe, the most powerful monarchy since Charlemagne eventually extinguished itself. We're gonna talk a little about that infamous jaw too.
Also... was the incestuous bloodline of Queen Victoria ultimately responsible for the fall of the Romanov family in Russia? Give a listen and let me know what you think.
Finally, I wrap up with some American takes on the whole inbreeding thing, and the cultural differences between that and royalty. This all but guarantees I have to talk about the blue people of Kentucky.
So come on in and take a short ride on a few twisted bloodlines. This ain't an Olive Garden, but when you're here, you're family.
That Habsburg Jaw:
King Charles II:
The Habsburg Family Tree:
The Blue Fugates of Kentucky
The Whitaker Family
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Intro Music -- Spencer Morelock
Background Music -- "Division" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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