The Prince Who Would Be King: The Life and Death of Henry Stu­art

SCOTS Heritage Magazine - - Books - By Sarah Fraser

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

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