Royal Bastards by Bert Powell audiobook

Royal Bastards: Illegitimate Children of the British Royal Family

By Peter Beauclerk-Dewar , Bert Powell, MA u00a0and Roger Powell
Read by John Lee

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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowledged at court and founded dynasties of their own; several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth century this trend for royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognized. This book is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants. But beyond personal narratives it also sheds light on the perennially fascinating topic of sexual habits; the links between politics, power, and patronage; the class system, scandal, and celebrity; and the different expectations we have of men and women.

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Since 1066 when William the Conqueror took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowledged at court and founded dynasties of their own; several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth century this trend for royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognized. This book is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children. Interviewees include many of their descendants. But beyond personal narratives it also sheds light on the perennially fascinating topic of sexual habits; the links between politics, power, and patronage; the class system, scandal, and celebrity; and the different expectations we have of men and women.

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Author Bio: Bert Powell MA

Author Bio: Bert Powell MA

Bert Powell began his clinical work as an outpatient family therapist in a community mental health center, where he helped a broad range of families find and use unacknowledged strengths to address their problems. Powell is certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy by The Masterson Institute in New York City.

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Author Bio: Peter Beauclerk-Dewar

Author Bio: Peter Beauclerk-Dewar

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Author Bio: Roger Powell

Author Bio: Roger Powell

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English