Taciturnity Needed, Not Tacitus

Just when you think you can’t read anything in the Daily Mail that will surprise you (inter alia):

Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, is a descendant of the Roman historian Tacitus and is well known for his alternative views on relationships.

… I’d love to see that family tree in print … this guy sounds more like he’s related to Turdulus Gallicanus than Tacitus …

3 thoughts on “Taciturnity Needed, Not Tacitus

  1. He’s probably claiming descent from Emperor Tacitus. He’s descended for real from Charlemagne and a bunch of Franks et al, so there’s probably a supposed Roman/Italian/Goth connection somewhere.

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