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Kindred Britain

Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in British culture — connected through family relationships of blood, marriage, or affiliation.

monarch connects to a sea captain. A composer to a squire. A diarist to a doctor. A novelist to a banker. Whatever chasms of fortune, profession or fate separate these people, all are unified in Kindred Britain into an image of the British past, made viewable from numerous angles through the sorting, shaping and visualizing powers of contemporary software. A core proposition underwrites Kindred Britain’s multiplicity of stories about individuals, families and personal histories. The site shows that, for better or worse, you can understand British history as being something miraculously (or eerily) close to a family affair.

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