24 August 2010

Bernadotteättlingar - The Bernadotte Descendants

Last Saturday, 21 August 2010, it was 200 years since Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was elected Crown Prince of Sweden. In connection with the Bernadotte bicentenary Ted Rosvall has published an updated edition of Bernadotteättlingar (The Bernadotte Descendants). As the title suggests, the book gives a survey of all the descendants of King Carl XIV Johan, but it also has some information about the ancestry of those who have married into the Bernadotte family.

The last edition of Bernadotteättlingar was published in 1992. I really look forward to receiving my copy (I ordered it tonight!), and will come back with a review as soon as possible.

The new book, which costs SEK 295,-, can be ordered from Rosvall Royal Books by contacting Ted Rosvall at royalbooks [at] telia.com.

See also my later blog article of 11 September 2010 concerning the same subject.

Updated on Wednesday 25 August 2010 at 11.25, last time on Tuesday 14 September 2010 at 16.00.



  1. Hello!

    Does this book also include a lot of text or only pictures? Is it a Hardcover or Softcover edition?
    Thank you for your review!



  2. It is a genealogy book, so naturally it will include a lot of text, but it is richly illustrated. Ted Rosvall writes himself (source Nobiliana Forum):

    "BERNADOTTEÄTTLINGAR (The Bernadotte Descendants), by Ted Rosvall.

    ISBN 91-975671-6-7 Falköping, Sweden, 2010. 144 pages, large format, 400 illustrations.

    Apart from an extremely detailed genealogy of the descendants of King Carl XIV Johan - the first Bernadotte on the thrones of Sweden and Norway - there is also a large section of Seize Quartiers (Ahnentafel) towards the end of the book, as in the first edition which came in 1992. In this book you will find a wealth of information hitherto never published. New branches, new marriages, new children - even a couple of acknowledged illegitimate branches.

    The book is bi-lingual, Swedish and English, and the genealogy can be understood in any language.

    Sold by Rosvall Royal Books [royalbooks [at] telia.com] at SEK 295:- plus postage."


    I am not sure if it is published as hardback or paperback, though. The 1992 edition had softcover.


  3. I can now confirm that the genealogy is published with a softcover. One of the two main genealogical societies in Norway, DIS Norge, had bought a few copies from Rosvall Royal Books at the Genealogy Days in Örebro 28-29 August, so I was able to browse through the book when I worked at the Norwegian Genealogical Society's library on Saturday (the Norw. Genealogical Society shares offices with DIS Norge).