The Descendants of Duke Franz, through ten generations.
The most prolific family of the Saxon duchies ruled the Coburg and Gotha Duchies until 1918. It sent its princes to take forward the British and Portuguese Royal Houses, and to establish monarchies in Belgium and Bulgaria. Its own succession passed through the British Royal family in the final decade of the nineteenth century. Its descendants include the last Habsburg Emperor, and the Pretender to the Bourbon throne of France, and a host of European royal and noble families. This volumedetails the complex inter-relations, descended from the patriarch Duke Franz, whose son relinquished the Saalfeld Duchy to gain Gotha in 1826. Extending to 264 pages, the book is cross referenced within itself and to the British master volume.