Royal Bastards

Author: Peter Beauclerk-Dewar,Roger Powell

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752473166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9566

Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowedged 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 probably, has not been officially recognised. This book - split into four sections: Tudor, Stuart, Henoverian and, perhaps most fascinating, Royal Loose Ends - is a genuinely fresh approach to British kings and queens, examining their lives and times through the unfamiliar perspective of their illegitimate children.

Royal Bastards

Author: Sara McDougall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198785828

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 3390

The stigmatisation as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in medieval European history, but Sara McDougall demonstrates that until well into the late 12th-century a child's prospects depended more upon the social status and lineage of both parents than of the legitimacy of their marriage.

Petros (Royal Bastards MC)

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Publisher: Esther E. Schmidt


Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 3032

The day Kinsey’s life shatters is the day a menacing biker appears and forces her to pick up the pieces of her miserable life. As the president of Royal Bastards MC, Lincoln, Nebraska Chapter, Petros knows how to rule with a steel grip and a rough demand. When he takes a woman hostage as part of a debt that needs to be collected, he doesn’t realize it could very well lead to a debt he ends up paying for. A rival MC, doubts of loyalty, cleaning up a mess others made—in the end everything can tip the balance of life and death for everyone involved.

Royal Bastards Series Collection

Author: Andrew Shvarts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316312150

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 992

View: 3667

Join an epic, action-packed magical adventure, full of conspiracies and danger, in the Royal Bastards fantasy series. Royal Bastards: Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half-brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax's floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla longs to sit by her father's side, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who's been in love with Tilla since they were children. The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time.... City of Bastards: Tilla is safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, where she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University. Then Tilla stumbles upon the body of a classmate—a friend. The authorities are quick to rule it a suicide and sweep it under the rug, but when Tilla is attacked by a mysterious man with terrifying powers, she's convinced of a conspiracy. Her friends beg her to stay silent; what she's suggesting is impossible...and treasonous. The deeper she digs, the more questions she uncovers.... War of the Bastards: A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out on the fringes of the Kingdom protecting the true queen, Lyriana Volaris. Even as they fight, they know their cause is doomed—that with every passing day Miles's army of Bloodmages spreads across the continent. But at least they have each other...and some halfway-decent drinks. With Miles's forces closing in, a ragtag team sets out on an eleventh-hour mission: form an alliance with Syan's people that could turn the tide of the war. But what they discover in the Red Wastes changes everything, including their very understanding of the magic that runs through Noveris. In the heart-pounding conclusion to the Royal Bastards trilogy, Tilla faces an impossible choice: unthinkable destruction in the name of peace...or an uncertain future that means confronting a terrible past.

Right Royal Bastards

Author: Peter de Vere Beauclerk-Dewar,Roger S. Powell

Publisher: Burkes Peerage & Gentry Llc


Category: History

Page: 206

View: 4493

Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) 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 20th century this trend for Royals to father illegitimate children continued, but the parentage, while highly probable, has not been officially recognised. This book is a new, 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.

The Legitimacy of Bastards

Author: Helen Matthews

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526716577

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 1599

For the nobility and gentry in later medieval England, land was a source of wealth and status. Their marriages were arranged with this in mind, and it is not surprising that so many of them had mistresses and illegitimate children. John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, married at the age of twenty to a ten-year-old granddaughter of Edward I, had at least eight bastards and a complicated love life. In theory, bastards were at a considerable disadvantage. Regarded as ‘filius nullius’ or the son of no one, they were unable to inherit real property and barred from the priesthood. In practice, illegitimacy could be less of a stigma in late medieval England than it became between the sixteenth and late twentieth centuries. There were ways of making provision for illegitimate offspring and some bastards did extremely well in the church, through marriage, as soldiers, and a few even succeeding to the family estates. The Legitimacy of Bastards is the first book to consider the individuals who had illegitimate children, the ways in which they provided for them and attitudes towards both the parents and the bastard children. It also highlights important differences between the views of illegitimacy taken by the Church and by the English law.

Royal Bastard

Author: Nana Malone

Publisher: Sankofa Girl


Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 4301

Dive into this enemies to lovers, roommates to lovers, royal romance! The second I saw her, I knew she was trouble… the kind I like most. Don’t cause an incident, they said. Don’t forget who you are. As if I could. A newfound prince, sure, but I’m still a conman at heart. And I’m nowhere near ready to say goodbye to the good times. So when my brother, the king, asks me to look after a diplomat’s daughter, I can’t say no fast enough. That aspect of my new life holds no appeal. That is, until I see her climbing out of a window with her dress tucked into her thong. She might just be my kind of girl after all. Messy. Adventurous. Feisty. Impossible to get out of my head. And that was before she became my accidental roommate. I just thought I'd mix business with pleasure...I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart. If only I can convince Bryna I’m not a total bastard. (This is Book 1 in the Royals Undone duet. Bryna and Lucas’s story continues in Bastard Prince) Other books in the Winston Isles Royal Saga Cheeky Royal Cheeky King Royal Bastard Bastard Prince Royal Tease Teasing the Princess Protecting the Heiress Tempting the Heiress Return of the Prince To Love a Prince Bodyguard to the Billionaire The Billionaire's Secret London Royal London Soul Royal Playboy Playboy's Heart Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, royal romance, billionaire romance, billionaire, series, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, interracial romance, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, new york, new york romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, Prince romance, neighbor romance, best friends to lovers romance, city romance, smart romance, undercover bodyguard, neighbors romance, roommate romance, something funny to read, best friends in romance, brothers, Kinds, royalty, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, nana malone, nana malone romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, free billionaire book, romantic comedy books free, romance books free, billionaire romance for adults, billionaire romance books, contemporary romance free, funny romance, funny romance free, funny books free, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, dominant male, hot guy, racy, billionaire romance free, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, wealthy hero, wealthy heroes, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, mystery, action adventure romance, romantic suspense, suspense romance, action scene romance, action adventure romance. If you love, Carrie Anne Ryan, Geneva Lee, Laurelin Paige, Skye Warren, Rachel Van Dyken, Louise Bay, Jessica Hawkings, KA Linde, Vi Keeland, Karina Halle, Moica Murphy, then Royal Bastard is for you.

Royal Bastard

Author: Emilia Beaumont

Publisher: Beaumont Ink

ISBN: 1537862995

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 9882

Cinderella met her Prince Charming and lost a slipper. Rose met the Royal Bastard and he stole her heart. Rose Mathis I caught Prince Edward with his pants down—literally. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I snapped a pic of his royal jewels and glorious arse. Now he’s pissed at me and will do anything to keep the photo from getting out. He’s even sweetened the deal by of offering me a job as his publicist. But that’s not all he wants... His charms won’t work on me. I don’t care if he’s hot enough to melt my panties. He’s arrogant, cocky and infuriating—and he can’t have me. Edward York Rose doesn’t know it yet but she belongs to me. If I don’t improve my image my father will disown me and I’ll lose everything. I had a plan but the moment I saw her everything changed. Now I have a new one. I will make Rose my bride. It won’t be hard. One round with my masterful tongue and she’ll never want me to stop. She will be mine. Royal Bastard is a full length standalone contemporary bad boy billionaire romance novel. Perfect for fans of Lauren Blakely, Marquita Valentine, Nadia Lee, and Emma Chase.


Author: Matthew Gerber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199921067

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5724

Children born out of wedlock were commonly stigmatized as "bastards" in early modern France. Deprived of inheritance, they were said to have neither kin nor kind, neither family nor nation. Why was this the case? Gentler alternatives to "bastard" existed in early modern French discourse, and many natural parents voluntarily recognized and cared for their extramarital offspring. Drawing upon a wide array of archival and published sources, Matthew Gerber has reconstructed numerous disputes over the rights and disabilities of children born out of wedlock in order to illuminate the changing legal condition and practical treatment of extramarital offspring over a period of two and half centuries. Gerber's study reveals that the exclusion of children born out of wedlock from the family was perpetually debated. In sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France, royal law courts intensified their stigmatization of extramarital offspring even as they usurped jurisdiction over marriage from ecclesiastic courts. Mindful of preserving elite lineages and dynastic succession of power, reform-minded jurists sought to exclude illegitimate children more thoroughly from the household. Adopting a strict moral tone, they referred to illegitimate children as "bastards" in an attempt to underscore their supposed degeneracy. Hostility toward extramarital offspring culminated in 1697 with the levying of a tax on illegitimate offspring. Contempt was never unanimous, however, and in the absence of a unified body of French law, law courts became vital sites for a highly contested cultural construction of family. Lawyers pleading on behalf of extramarital offspring typically referred to them as "natural children." French magistrates grew more receptive to this sympathetic discourse in the eighteenth century, partly in response to soaring rates of child abandonment. As costs of "foundling" care increasingly strained the resources of local communities and the state, some French elites began to publicly advocate a destigmatization of extramarital offspring while valorizing foundlings as "children of the state." By the time the Code Civil (1804) finally established a uniform body of French family law, the concept of bastardy had become largely archaic. With a cast of characters ranging from royal bastards to foundlings, Bastards explores the relationship between social and political change in the early modern era, offering new insight into the changing nature of early modern French law and its evolving contribution to the historical construction of both the family and the state.