The English Royal Family of America, from Jamestown to the American Revolution

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About the Book

For about a century and a half after they arrived from Britain, America’s first permanent colonists considered themselves to be British, largely English. They were proud of their heritage and loyal to their country. Britain’s royal family truly was the royal family of America—until the era of the American Revolution, when the colonies fought for their independence from England and its rulers.
Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II, Anne, George I, George II, and George III—the English royals who were also the royals of early America—are all covered in this work. It begins with Queen Elizabeth I, as it was during her rule that Sir Walter Ralegh established his settlements in America, and ends with King George III, as it was during his rule that the American Revolution began. A biographical sketch is provided for each royal and his or her spouse and legitimate children. Brief mention is made of mistresses and illegitimate children.

About the Author(s)

The late writer and researcher Michael A. Beatty was the author of two McFarland books.

Bibliographic Details

Michael A. Beatty
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 271
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7383-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     1

QUEEN ELIZABETH I (1533–1603)

1 Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603)     3

KING JAMES I (1566–1625)

2 King James I (1566–1625)     8

3 Queen Anne (1574–1619)     13

4 Prince Henry, Prince of Wales (1594–1612)     17

5 Princess Elizabeth (1596–1662)      20

6 Prince Charles, Duke of York and Albany, later Prince of Wales (1600–1649)     24

KING CHARLES I (1600–1649)

7 King Charles I (1600–1649)     25

8 Queen Henrietta (1609–1669)     31

9 Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (1630–1685)     35

10 Princess Mary, Princess Royal (1631–1660)     35

11 Prince James, Duke of York and Albany (1633–1701)     39

12 Princess Elizabeth (1635–1650)      39

13 Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1640–1660)     43

14 Princess Henrietta (1644–1670)     47

KING CHARLES II (1630–1685)

15 King Charles II (1630–1685)     52

16 Queen Catherine (1638–1705)     57

KING JAMES II (1633–1701)

17 King James II (1633–1701)     62

18 Anne Hyde (1637–1671)     69

19 Queen Mary of Modena (1658–1718)     73

20 Princess Mary (1662–1694)     78

21 Princess Anne (1665–1714)     78

22 Prince James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales (1688–1766)     78

23 Princess Louisa (1692–1712)     82

WILLIAM AND MARY

24.King William III (1650–1702)     86

25 Queen Mary II (1662–1694)     91

QUEEN ANNE (1665–1714)

26 Queen Anne (1665–1714)     97

27 George, Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Kendal (1653–1708)     103

28 Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689–1700)     107

KING GEORGE I (1660–1727)

29 King George I (1660–1727)     111

30 Sophia Dorothea (1666–1726)     117

31 Prince George, Prince of Wales (1683–1760)     122

32 Princess Sophia Dorothea (1687–1757)     122

KING GEORGE II (1683–1760)

33 King George II (1683–1760)     127

34 Queen Caroline (1683–1737)     133

35 Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707–1751)     138

36 Princess Anne, Princess Royal (1709–1759)     142

37 Princess Amelia (1711–1786)     146

38 Princess Caroline (1713–1757)     149

39 Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721–1765)     153

40 Princess Mary (1723–1772)     157

41 Princess Louisa (1724–1751)     161

KING GEORGE III (1738–1820)

42 King George III (1738–1820)     166

43 Queen Charlotte (1744–1818)     174

44 Prince George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV (1762–1830)     179

45 Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763–1827)     183

46 Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St. Andrews and Earl of Munster, later King William IV (1765–1837)     187

47 Princess Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766–1828)     192

48 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathern and Earl of Dublin (1767–1820)     196

49 Princess Augusta (1768–1840)     199

50 Princess Elizabeth (1770–1840)     203

51 Prince Ernest, Duke of Cumberland (1771–1851)     208

52 Prince Augustus, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843)     212

53 Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774–1850)     216

54 Princess Mary (1776–1857)     220

55 Princess Sophia (1777–1848)     226

56 Princess Amelia (1783–1810)     231

Bibliography     237

Index     249