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As Llewelyn is also the great-gandson of Rhodri Mawr (12 'greats'), George is in the direct line of descent of Rhodri and his Welsh predecessors - records of which go back to the Roman times - which ended in 5th century.
He persuades the London Philharmonic Orchestra both to nobility and joyousness, and quite properly underlines the Wagnerian sources of Humperdinck's inspiration (Irmgard Vilsmaier's portrayal of the Mother is directly in line of descent from the Ring's Erda and Fricka).
She is also 38th in direct line of descent from Egbert, King of Wessex from 802 and King of England from 827 to 839.
They were the empire's historical memory, and their quipus were learned and inherited according to a family line of descent.
Under Japan's imperial system, which dates back to the fifth century and has been perpetuated by a male line of descent, there have been eight female monarchs among 125 emperors who existed, including legendary ones, before the current law went into force in 1947.
However, Honor Eraser's recent exhibition of punk-rock ephemera--which showcased the collection of Toby Mott, who also organized the show--reminded us to what extent a cartoonish element was part of punk from the start, and that this in no way betrays its direct line of descent from Futurism and Surrealism to Dadaism on down to Situationism (as theorized in Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces, for example).
Well, first of all, there is a direct line of descent of gameplay ideas from the old days where 'kill-or-be-killed' was easier to make than complex simulations.
Hussein's family claims a line of descent from the Islamic prophet Muhammad and Ismail, son of the biblical prophet Abraham.
This is argued as the probable main line of descent of practices of skull manipulation, but related activity in the Epipalaeolithic and early Neolithic of southwest Asia is also concisely summarised, and, if some Neolithic population in south-east Europe derived from south-west Asia, here is another source of the interest in giving special treatment to the human head.
Inevitably, there is a direct line of descent through the formative years of United up to the present Modern Magpies.
Showing that genealogy can be conciliatory as well as divisive, Nash demonstrates that family histories may often disturb notions of any one clear line of descent within either of the "two communities.
Use of 16S rDNA sequence analysis showed these species to be closely related and to form a distinct line of descent within the lactic acid bacteria (3).
ancestor: one from whom a person is descended and who is usually more remote in the line of descent than a grandparent.
Created under the mentorship of JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Line of Descent reveals the struggle for connection and control within relationships.
from Jean Spooner of Kings Norton and A ROYAL LINE OF DESCENT from Michael Scrivens of Oldbury.