The Royal Line of Succession: The British Monarchy from Egbert AD 802 to Queen Elizabeth II was withdrawn from my library system (even though it was stamped as a library item, the processing department left the price sticker on). It was a short 32 pages, filled with microscopic family trees which I could not read without a magnifying glass. It covered all the Royal Houses from Normandy, Blois and Anjou to the present House of Windsor. Vibrant illustrations, whether of paintings or photographs, generously filled the pages. I enjoyed following the family trees and was surprised to see how many members of the royal families were married multiple times. While I am sure some of the marriages ended by the death of one of the partners (through illness or warfare rather than old age) quite a number of them were by divorce. And the number of beheadings, my goodness. What a society to live in when it was common to order “Off with his/her head!”, and I’m not just talking about King Henry VIII doing away with Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. This thin book was published in 2000, so it was out of date, especially by the last page, where the top thirty in the order of succession were listed. Thus none of the children of William, Prince of Wales or Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex were included. The last person on the list, Lady Gabriella Windsor (now Lady Gabriella Kingston) has fallen from thirtieth to 55th place.