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    Description'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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    Title
    Britain's Royal Families
    Subtitle
    The Complete Genealogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 276 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099539735
    ISBN 10: 009953973X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 929.72
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: REF013000
    Thema V1.0: DNBR, NHD, NHTG, WQY
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    06 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court, Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.
    Review quote
    "Staggeringly useful... combines solid information with tantalising appetisers." Mail on Sunday "A gem of a book ... The distillation of years of research by the author, who must be applauded also for the brevity ... A must have reference book." The Bookfiend's Kingdom