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Written by Rachel G
(9/15/2010 7:48 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, questions about "cousins in love", penned by Lis M
Yes, it was Fanny's lack of social status which concerned Sir Thomas. Marriages between first cousins were not seen as problematic because the genetic risks associated with marriage between closely related individuals were not known in JA's time.
This question has often been raised. The post from the archives which is linked below should answer your questions.
|First cousin marriage.|
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