Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy

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Random House, Apr 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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Fascinating and authoritative of Britain's royal families from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I to Queen Victoria, by leading popular historian Alison Weir

'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot. If George III did make such a marriage...then his subsequent marriage to Queen Charlotte was bigamous, and every monarch of Britain since has been a usurper, the rightful heirs of George III being his children by Hannah Lightfoot...'

Britain's Royal Families provides in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Alison Weir explores the crown and royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to the heritage of today's royal family – with fascinating insight and often scandalous secrets.

'Staggeringly useful... combines solid information with tantalising appetisers.’ Mail on Sunday

 

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

This volume took Alison Weir twenty-two years to research and write. It's quite a feat. She's covers Britain's monarchy from the late 700s up till 2002. Each royal house is given a summary at the ... Read full review

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User Review  - soliloquies - LibraryThing

Fantastic resource; the result of 22 years work by the author. The only downside is the format which sometimes is confusing when trying to follow a particular family. Other than that - a great book! Read full review

Contents

The Saxon and Danish Kings of England
1
The Norman Kings of England
38
The Angevin or Plantagenet Kings of England
57
The Houses of Lancaster and York
120
The Tudors
146
The Kings and Queens of Scotland from the 9th Century
164
The House of Dunkeld
181
The House of Balliol
204
The House of Stewart
215
The House of Stuart
248
The House of Hanover
270
The House of SaxeCoburgGotha becomes the House
316
Select Bibliography
332
Index
351

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About the author (2011)

Alison Weir is one of Britain's top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and, most recently, The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces. She is married with two adult children and lives and works in Surrey.

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