Royal Bastards – A Quest for the Crown

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton. Born to Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine, Henry FitzRoy was the illegitimate son of King Charles II. Thomas Hawker [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Towcester and District Local History Society

Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 7.30 pm
Riverside Centre, Islington Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6AU

Speaker: Roger Powell (

Roger is an author and historian who has held various posts throughout a long and distinguished career, including working for Debretts and Burkes Peerage. This talk, a sequel to Royal Mistresses given in 2018, will reveal the several “Royal Bastards” children of royals and the illicit lovers.

The Society’s speakers for 2019-20