Publisher description for Britain's royal families : the complete genealogy / Alison Weir.


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Counter Britain’s Royal Families is a unique reference book, offering complete genealogical details in one volume describing all the members of the royal houses of England, Scotland, and Great Britain, from 800 AD to the present. Look no
further for vital information relating to each monarch, and to every member of their immediate family, from parents to grandchildren.

When documents (which would have thrown the whole royal succession into question) describing George III’s secret marriage to Quakeress, Hannah Lightfoot, were seized in 1866 by the Attorney General, then-current learned opinion believed they were genuine. But they were placed into the Royal Archives at Windsor, and as late as 1910 the palace refused a would-be author who asked to see them. This is just one fascinating story of many in this delightful book.
Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and contemporary, Alison Weir explores the royal family tree in unparalleled depth, tracing the heritage of today’s royal family.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Great Britain Kings and rulers Genealogy, Royal households Great Britain, Families of royal descent Great Britain