Britain's Royal Families by Alison Weir
The Complete Genealogy

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



'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.


About Alison Weir

See more books from this Author
ALISON WEIR is the New York Times bestselling author of many historical biographies, including Mary Boleyn, The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and of the novels Captive Queen, Innocent Traitor, and The Lady Elizabeth. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.

Author Residence: Surrey, England
Published April 18, 2011 by Vintage Digital. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, War. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Britain's Royal Families

Suite 101

Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy is a unique reference book from AD 800 to the present in one volume.

| Read Full Review of Britain's Royal Families: The...

Reader Rating for Britain's Royal Families

An aggregated and normalized score based on 65 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review