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Britain's Royal Families Paperback – Feb 6 1996

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico; New edition edition (Feb. 6 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712674489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712674485
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 23.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,490,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Hardcover
This volume does not pretend to represent original research in primary resources, but is a convenient compilation incorporating information from many alternative sources. Most published lineages on the British monarchy are interested primarily in the line of succession, which usually has been male. Descendants of female royals generally get short shrift, but Weir provides at least basic information on all children and grandchildren of each sovereign, together with their spouses. This makes connections to other highly placed English and Continental families and to the royalty of other countries much easier to follow. Coverage is from Egbert in the late eighth century to the present day -- including Scotland -- and the index is very well done (and necessary). An eleven-page bibliography leads the reader to a large number of other secondary works. The only thing missing here is footnotes citing sources -- but the reader should rely on the _Complete Peerage_ for that and use Weir as a ready reference tool only. A very useful addition to one's bookshelf.
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By A Customer on Aug. 10 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book before it was even available in the States, and had it shipped from England. Wier has written a comprehensive geneology of the British royal family, dating back to the 8th century. There's short biographical data about most of the people, and some of them are very interesting. It's not a good book to get if you're interested in biographies of these famillies... there's not really enough information about that. But it's a great book to get if you're interested in British history and want basic facts about the history of the monarchy.
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This book is a great resource for checking out the family lines. As a person who is interested in the lineages (and the genetics that tie in as a result of certain practices through the centuries) this book has turned into a wonderful resource for the classroom too. Also rather interesting to trace the families back while watching movies such as "The King's Speech". I wanted to know more about the dowager queen; I was quickly able to research her in this book. Awesome!
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