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Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy
     

Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy

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by Alison Weir
 

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'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot, daughter of a Wapping shoemaker, who is said to have borne him three children. Documents relating to the alleged marriage, bearing the Prince's signature, were impounded and examined in 1866 by the Attorney General. Learned opinion at the time leaned to the

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'George III is alleged to have married secretly, on 17th April, 1759, a Quakeress called Hannah Lightfoot, daughter of a Wapping shoemaker, who is said to have borne him three children. Documents relating to the alleged marriage, bearing the Prince's signature, were impounded and examined in 1866 by the Attorney General. Learned opinion at the time leaned to the view that these documents were genuine. They were then placed in the Royal Archives at Windsor; in 1910, permission was refused a would-be author who asked to see them. If George III did make such a marriage when he was Prince of Wales, before the passing of the Royal Marriages Act in 1772, 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, if they ever existed.' From Britain's Royal Families

Britain's Royal Families is a unique reference book. It provides, for the first time in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain - from 800AD to the present. Here is the vital biographical information relating not only to each monarch, but also to every member of their immediate family, from parents to grandchildren. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Alison Weir explores the royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to the heritage of today's royal family.

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ISBN-13:
9781446449110
Publisher:
Random House
Publication date:
04/18/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
175,322
File size:
392 KB

Meet the Author

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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Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book on the royal families. Cover the complete Genealogy starting with the Saxon and Danish Kings of England up to Queen Elizabeth II. This would be an excellent reference book for the Genealogist in your family that finds that connection. 
Quilterofnote More than 1 year ago
Someone please direct the confused young person below that to read a book on the presidents, one should not read a book on Britain's royal families. I don't think it should be hard to tell the difference.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love history this is a must particularly if you like English history.
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JKathleen More than 1 year ago
I would have liked more info in the beginning of the chapters, as most was just the basic lived, died....It was basically a genealogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook book searcher for a below three dollar read more practical would one on presidents