Outlined on 466 pages of charts in this work are the best royal descents of 576 immigrants to the American colonies or the United States who were notable themselves or who left descendants who were notable in American history. Based on a comprehensive survey, undertaken over a period of more than 25 years, of virtually all printed sources that lead to these lines, this book quantitatively and qualitatively redefines the entire discipline of royal genealogy and outlines--definitively to date--American genealogical links to medieval kings and their forebears. Fully half of the 570 immigrants treated here have never appeared in earlier books on royal genealogy. Mr. Roberts, Director of Publications at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, has also prepared an excellent summary of all pertinent royal genealogy research published through mid-1993. Although his book does not supersede such works as Weis's Ancestral Roots and Magna Charta Sureties, or Stuart's Royalty for Commoners, it builds on and outlines the best royal descents in these and similar works, providing a ready means of access to royal descent literature. This is one blockbuster of a book!