Royal Heirs in Waiting
National Archives 2008
Hardback 280pp Illustrated
9781905615278   Product Code: 11860
For over 700 years the title Prince of Wales has been awarded to royal heirs to the throne of England. They did not always achieve the crown - even princes have been subject to disease and death, the fortunes of war, or of politics. Exploring the stories of royal heirs from the Black Prince to Charles, the present and longest-serving Prince of Wales, Loades shows how the role reflects and defines the spirit of its age, be it medieval chivalry, Tudor myth-making, Regency excess or 1920s glamour.