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Royal Bastards: Illegitimate Children of the British Royal Family Paperback – May 1 2008

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Roger Powell has been a professional genealogist for over 40 years. He was until his recent retirement a senior editor at Burke's Peerage and Gentry and Director of Debretts Ancestory Research. He was also a research assitant at the Royal College of Heralds. He is also related to the Duke of Monmouth, another bastard son of Charles II. He lives in Northamptonshire.Peter Beauclerk-Dewar is a direct decendent of the bastard offspring of Charles II and Nell Gwyn. He is a heraldic consultant to Christies, has previously been an editor for Burke's Peerage & Gentry, and is a fellow of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries. He also a JP and a trustee of the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies at the University of Kent. He lives in London.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
British history is fun! Jan. 15 2011
By Patricia - Published on
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Quite delightful yet subdued and scholarly history of all the known and suspected illegitimate children of British royals over the centuries. Some are quite well known and others are a surprise. If you are at all interested in British history, you will enjoy this book.
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A bit of a chore to read May 31 2011
By csps7510 - Published on
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A well-researched book, "Royal Bastards" has a textual, dry tone. Entire paragraphs are repeated verbatim between subchapters in the section on Charles II's illegitimate children. Also, many of these royal offspring were not very interesting people (or, they are not presented in an interesting way). The most engaging subchapters concern rumors of illegitimacy (Sonia Keppel Cubitt; Timothy Ward Seely) from the early 20th century.
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Easy reading Sept. 6 2012
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It was an okay book. It was an interesting subject but bland way of writing. It wasn't one of my favorites.
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interesting book Dec 31 2012
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i found this a interesting little book. while true history buffs may not find any new material they dont already know i still enjoyed it.
British Royals Gone Unroyal In Behavior April 15 2013
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Interesting facts of the British royals who intermarried and enjoyed sexual freedoms with other royal and commoners alike. To say that the British royals were promiscuous is an understatement. As genealogy is often difficult to verify, this book is an interesting fount of information into documents of extant documents.