Even The Spouses are Researched

I was reading an article at BBC News about Samantha Cameron, wife of David Cameron (the new Tory leader in England), and came across this bit about her ancestry:

Research on Mrs Cameron’s family tree by Cracroft’s Peerage suggests that Nell Gwyn, the mistress of Charles II, is her great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother.

I find it fascinating that genealogy research in the UK is so established, that mainstream media outlets include it when they can – a few days ago there was an article about her husband David and his family history. It’s not as big in the US *yet*, but it’s getting there.

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