Most of us have cousins, This is the day to try and remember all the names of our parent's children. When is this special Cousin's Day? 24th of July.
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Cousins Removed Once and Twice
A cousin twice removed would refer to a gap of two generations. By now the relationship is best illustrated by a family tree.
It is still legal to marry one's 1st cousin in over 20 states in America, and estimates suggest about 1 in 2,500 Americans marry their cousin.
In England it is still legal to marry a cousin. Perhaps the most famous instance of kissing cousins was Queen Victoria marrying Prince Albert. Talking of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are both her great, great grandchildren and thus third cousins.
The English 'War of the Roses' is often called the cousins' war to simplify the complex inter-relationships of the combatants. For instance, Henry VI (Lancaster) was usurped by Edward IV (York) his third cousin twice removed, both being descendants of Edward III.
Perhaps the area of greatest concern is in societies where cousin marriage has repeated for many generations.
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