February 10, 1840

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1840, Queen Victoria married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg-Gotha. Queen Victoria was a carrier of the hemophilia gene, from which the ‘bleeding’ disease appeared among a number of the nine children and descendants. A famous case history in genetics was derived from the Victoria/Albert family tree. European nobility (famous for marrying first and second cousins) provided ample evidence for bringing new blood into a family.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to February 10, 1840

  1. Victoria says:

    Supposedly Victoria and Albert were very much in love. In fact, I have heard that Victoria only had one complaint about Albert…

    That he was always in the… (wait for it, wait for it)… CAN.

    Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses.

    (a queen, but not THE queen, if you get my meaning)

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