While you are awaiting the arrival of the Prince or Princess of Cambridge why not check out Amy Licence’s new book, Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 published by Amberley Publishing.
When a queen or princess conceived, the direction of a dynasty was being defined and the health and survival of the child would shape British history. Amy Licence explores the stories of some of these royal babies and the unusual circumstances of their arrivals from the Normans to the twenty-first century. 1470 saw the arrival of Edward, a longed-for son after three daughters, born in sanctuary to Edward IV and his beautiful but unpopular wife, Elizabeth Wydeville; he was briefly King Edward V at the age of twelve, but would disappear from history as the elder of the two Princes in the Tower. In 1511, amid lavish celebrations, Catherine Aragon gave birth to the future Henry IX, whose survival would perhaps have kept Henry from having six wives; alas, he was to die after just seven weeks. In 1817 came George, the stillborn son of Charlotte, Princess of Wales; had she not died as a result of the birth, she would have been queen instead of Victoria. This book explores the importance and the circumstances of these and many other arrivals, returning many long-forgotten royal babies to the history books.
•Published to tie-in with the impending birth of Prince William and Catherine's royal baby in July 2013. Will include details of this new royal baby!
•Final jacket will feature the official photograph of William, Catherine and the new baby prince/princess!
•Includes details of the circumstances of conception, the birth experience of royal mothers throughout British history and the reaction in the country at large.
•Author's last book In Bed With the Tudors very well received: 'Explores what really went on in Henry VIII's bedroom... a fascinating book' THE DAILY EXPRESS.
Babies are born every day, but only once or twice in a lifetime, a child arrives who will inherit the throne. This summer, the nation will be watching as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, delivers our future monarch. There will be predictions, expectations and a flurry of media attention around the new parents but apart from the flashing cameras and internet headlines, this is nothing new. Royal babies have excited interest since before their births, for more than a millennium.
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So Royal Readers, do you think it will be a Prince or a Princess?