The boy king

The queen died young, tragically young.  Her nine year old son, Prince Rupert, was crowned as the boy king.  The rebels saw their chance; one dark night, they invaded the palace and carried him  away.  Outrage filled the kingdom.  Prince Albert, the queen’s brother, took matters into his own hands.  Collecting a chosen group of soldiers, he followed the rebels’ trail, slew them and carried the young prince back home; order was restored and from that day onwards, Prince Albert was always referred to as the heir restorer.

August-September 2021