British History/Name change

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Nathan Fenwick wrote at 2013-09-22 04:27:04
"Windsor" was simply taken from the name of the king's castle so it's hardly a proper or official surname. The British royalty were originally of German heritage and strong allies with Germany. When war broke out they changed their surname in an attempt to distance themselves from Germany. The monarchy continues to propagate this ruse today.



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The Houses of Windsor and Hanover - German Trivia

Half of Britons Have German Blood - The Telegraph




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