On 10-Aug-17 09:42 PM, CE WOOD wrote:
Fitz Alan meant he was the son of Alan. It had nothing whatsoever to do with legitimacy!

From Wikipedia: "From the Stuart era (1603–1714) and later, a pseudo-Anglo-Norman usage of Fitz was adopted for younger sons of the British royal family who lacked a legal surname, AND PARTICULARLY FOR illegitimate children of kings, princes, or general upper class men,..."

(The capitalisation is mine, for emphasis.)

Jenny M Benson


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