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Royal Bounty: The Making of a Welfare Monarchy


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As the constitutional importance of the monarchy has declined, the British royal family has forged a new and popular role for itself as patron, promoter, and fund-raiser for the underprivileged and the deserving. This book-the first to study the evolution of the "welfare monarchy"-tells the story of the royal family's charitable and social work from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on previously unused material from the Royal Archives, Frank Prochaska shows that the monarchy's welfare work has raised its ...

Royal Bounty: The Making of a Welfare Monarchy 1995, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300064537