Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting

Hardcover | April 8, 2017

byCarolyn Harris

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How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends for millions of parents around the world. The upbringing of their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, is the focus of intense popular scrutiny. Royalty have always raised their children in the public eye and attracted praise or criticism according to parenting standards of their day.

Royal parents have always faced unique challenges and held unique privileges. In medieval times, raising an heir often meant raising a rival, and monarchs sometimes faced their grown children on the battlefield. Conversely, kings and queens who lost their thrones in wars or popular revolutions often found solace in time spent with their children. In modern times, royal duties and overseas tours have often separated young princes and princesses from their parents, a circumstance that is slowly changing with the current generation of British royalty.

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How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends for millions of parents around the world. The upbringing of their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, is the focus...

Carolyn Harris teaches history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. She received her Ph.D in European history from Queen's University in 2012. Her writing concerning the history of monarchy in the U.K., Europe, and Canada has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Smithsoni...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 8, 2017Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction  Raising a Royal Child

1     Edgar "the Peaceable" (c. 943-75) and Elfrida of Northampton (c. 945-1001) 
2     William "the Conqueror" (c. 1028-87) and Matilda of Flanders (c. 1031-83) 
3     Henry II (1133-89) and Eleanor of Aquitaine (c. 1124-1204) 
4     Henry III (1207-72) and Eleanor of Provence (c. 1223-91) 
5     Edward III (1312-77) and Philippa of Hainault (1314-69) 
6     Richard III (1452-85) and Anne Neville (1456-85) 
7     Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) and Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504) 
8     Henry VIII (1491-1547) and Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536) 
9     Frederick V, Elector Palatine (1596-1632) and Elizabeth of England and Scotland (1596-1662) 
10    Charles I (1600-49) and Henrietta Maria of France (1609-69) 
11    Peter I "the Great" of Russia (1672-1725) and Catherine I (1684-1727)
12    Anne (1665-1714) and George of Denmark (1653-1708) 
13    George II (1683-1760) and Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737) 
14    Louis XVI of France (1754-93) and Marie Antoinette of Austria (1755-93) 
15    Victoria (1819-1901) and Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-61) 
16    Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918) and Alexandra of Hesse-Darmstadt (1872-1918) 
17    Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004) and Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911-2004) 
18    Elizabeth II (1926-) and Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (1921-) 
19    Prince Charles (1948-) and Lady Diana Spencer (1961-97) 
20    Prince William (1982-) and Catherine Middleton (1982-) 
Epilogue    The Future of the Royal Nursery

Acknowledgements
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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A fascinating and engaging analysis of royal childhood through the centuries. - Amy Licence, author of Royal Babies: A History: 1066-2013