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    DescriptionWith a new royal baby we witness fundamental changes in the succession laws, but then rules governing the royal weddings and the succession to the throne have always been shifting. So what is MARRIAGE and who decides? What special rules govern ROYAL MARRIAGE and when did they come into force? How have royal marriages affected history? Were the 'Princes in the Tower' illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? Was Queen Victoria 'Mrs Brown'? how were royal consorts chosen in the past? Did some use witchcraft to win the Crown? History has handled debateable royal marriages in various ways, but had the same rules been applied consistently, the order of succession would have been completely different. Here, all controversial English and British royal marriages are reassessed together for the first time to explore how different cases can shed light on one another. Surveying the whole phenomenon of disputed royal marriage, the author offer some intriguing new evidence, while highlighting common features and points of contrast.

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    Royal Marriage Secrets
    Consorts & Concubines, Bigamists & Bastards
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Ashdown-Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752487267
    ISBN 10: 0752487264

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    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.0099
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026010, BIO014000
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    DC23: 305.522
    LC classification: DA28.1 .A835 2013
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    The History Press Ltd
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    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
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    Author Information
    John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Europeen d'Etudes Bourguignonnes. He is the author of "Eleanor," " The Secret Queen," and "The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA."
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    "Fascinating and thorough study." --"Publishers Weekly"."..great read." --LostPastRemembered