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Posted March 17, 2009
Updates ARE Necessary, But Still a Fantastic Reference!
This book is one that I keep rereading for the sheer joy and pleasure of immersing myself in royal history and genealogy. Yes, it definitely requires updating, but if one actually reads the author's introduction particularly in reference to the names he uses, the Anglicized version of the monarchs' regnant names makes sense. In response to the reviews below, therefore, I note that Mr. Maclagan's decision to change, for one, HM King Carl XVI Gustaf into HM King Charles XVI Gustave is in keeping with his philosophy on a standardized system of royal nomenclature, i.e. according to the Anglicized spellings wherever possible (one notable exception is Kiril and other ethnic names). The research is superb and thoroughly engaging! You may be assured of a worthy addition to your library upon purchasing this text.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.