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Re: south german Houses
the prince was not complete in his listings but the principal message was correct. Catholic families mostly intermarried and protestant and Orthodox families did intermarry.
There are examples of Orthodox-Catholic and Protestant-Catholic marriages but that does not mean the general rule no longer exist.
As for his north-south devide also that is a general, rough line.Catholic lines in Saxony and Poland can hardly been called southern but still.
I'm just surprised that the author didn't mention them -- or Belgium, for that matter -- among the royal houses eligible for intermarriage with Catholic dynasties. Linguistic barriers aside, one occasionally witnessed marriages between German and Latin-language speaking countries. Didn't Infanta Maria Ana of Portugal (daughter of Queen Maria II) marry the future King Georg of Saxony?
Saxony is another good example of a kingdom not mentioned by the author: although the subjects were mostly Protestants, the sovereigns were Catholics.
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