The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart
Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, would have become the first prince to rule the four countries of Britain, were it not for his untimely death in 1612; following which his younger brother Charles I took the throne, and Henry’s memory faded to obscurity. Described as a brave and charismatic prince as well as a passionate collector, scientist, and builder, Henry embodied the qualities many desired in a prince. Fraser explores the life of this would-be ruler who opposed Catholicism and sought to secure Britain’s place in North America.
William Collins, £25.00