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The Lives of the Kings Queens of England

Author : Antonia Fraser
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Examines the history of the British royalty from 1066 to the present, including biographical sketches and tidbits of information on such interesting figures as Lady Jane Grey and Henry VIII.

The Kings and Queens of Britain

Author : John Cannon
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This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains a wealth of information on the rulers of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and legacies. There are almost 600 entries, which are organised by regions up to 1066 and by royal lines thereafter. Feature articles throughout the guide provide in-depth information on key royal topics, including Coronations, Regalia, the Tower of London, and - new to this edition - Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. Revised and updated to include recent events, such as the second marriage of Prince Charles, this new edition also contains a topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy. There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading, and a new appendix of recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via a companion website. Comprehensive and elegantly written, this fascinating guide to the British monarchy is an essential reference resource for teachers and students of British history, and for anyone with an interest in Britain's rulers through the ages.

Kings Queens

Author : Ronald Pearsall
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Over 100 illustrations. The story of the kings and queens of England is long and fascinating. It begins with the early monarchs who were little more than tribal warlords, and moves down through the centuries to the present day and the court of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a story of treachery, lust, persecution, and faltering but unremitting progress, sometimes despite the monarchs themselves rather than because of them. This beautifully illustrated and informative volume contains over 100 full-color historical reproductions.

Debrett s Kings and Queens of Britain

Author : David Williamson
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Appraisal of the monarchs of England, Scotland and Wales from the early Celtic and Saxon kings to the House of Windsor.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings Queens of Britain

Author : Charles Phillips
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"A lavishly illustrated history of the royalty and their families from Saxon times to today." -- Provided by publisher.

The Kings and Queens of England

Author : Ian Crofton
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From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the 9th century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of modern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself. Kings and Queens of England offers readable profiles of 59 English monarchs from Harold II to Henry VIII, and from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II. Each monarch is elegantly profiled and the impact of their rule on wider English history clearly and concisely described and analysed. For every king and queen there is a detailed timeline, and the narrative is further amplified by display quotations, feature boxes, panels of key biographical facts, and - last but not least - by 135 lavish full-colour images. Ian Crofton recounts a 1000-year tale of murder, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, civil war and revolution in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. The Kings and Queens of England is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an illustrated account of the English monarchy from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

Kings and Queens of England

Author : Martha Christian Scott Moncrieff
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The historical tradition of the British Monarchy is outlined through the lives of her kings and queens, as well as through the depiction of surrounding rituals and historical events.

Kings Queens of England Great Britain

Author : Eric R. Delderfield
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A guide to the British monarchy from the early Saxons to Elizabeth II.

The Kings and Queens of Britain

Author : Cath Senker
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Who was the first king of England? Did Henry I assassinate his brother? How did 'Bloody Mary' reinstate Roman Catholicism? For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. Kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. In this fascinating book, Cath Senker delves into the extraordinary history of the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism. The Kings & Queens of Britain introduces a thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs.

Dark History of the Kings Queens of England

Author : Brenda Ralph Lewis
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Despite its reputation as the longest established and most admired in Europe, the story of the English monarchy is punctuated by an ongoing roster of scandals, murders, betrayals, plots, treasons and general mayhem. Since 1066, England has seen three civil wars, six monarchs have been murdered or executed, the throne of England has been usurped four times, and won in battle three times. From the "accidental" murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and "Bloody" Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalities and real lives of the individuals honored with the crown of England - and those unfortunate enough to cross their paths.

The Kings Queens of Britain

Author : John Ashton Cannon
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This new dictionary gives a detailed history of the kings and queens of Britain, ranging from the mythical early rulers to the present House of Windsor.

The Kings Queens of England

Author : W M Ormrod
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This book offers a historical context in which to appreciate the political and moral significance of both the famous and the more obscure incidents in the private and public lives of Britain's monarchs.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings Queens of Britain

Author : Charles Phillips
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"Over 500 photographs, fine art paintings, sculptures, family trees and maps reveal the heritage and pageantry of royal Britain"--Cover.

British Monarchs

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A record of Britain's kings and queens who have ruled all, or part of, Britain covering more than 1000 monarchs and 2000 years of history. It includes the host of tribal and Saxon rulers prior to 1066, as well as famous monarchs such as Richard III, Elizabeth I and Charles II; and all the rulers of Scotland and Wales. It provides full details of all the rulers' wives, consorts, pretenders, usurpers and regents, as well as powerful nobles and dignitaries. There is also a listing of royal records such as who are the most, the least, the shortest, the longest, the richest, the poorest and a geographical guide to where all Britain's monarchs lived and died, including their palaces, estates and resting places.

The Wordsworth Book of the Kings Queens of Britain

Author : G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville
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Dr G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville was the consultant for Burke's Royal Families of the World, and his major work was the Chronology of World History. This specially commissioned Book of the Kings & Queens of Britain, a magisterial and entertainingly written overview of British monarchs from Cerdic, First King of Wessex, to George VI, is an invaluable guide to the regal chronology of Britain, and contains many insights into the foibles of one of the world's most interesting and resilient constitutional monarchies - through the vagaries of war, pestilence, regicide, civil wars and marriage.

The Kings and Queens of England

Author : Nicholas Best
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Portrays England's monarchs, from William I through Elizabeth II

The Kings and Queens of England

Author : Mary Ann Hubbard Townsend Bigelow
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Kings Queens of England

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
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Kings & Queens of England is an entertaining account of the larger-than-life characters that have ruled England through the ages. Divided into easy-reference chapters based on the ruling dynasties of England, it follows the fascinating history of monarchs from the first Saxon kings to the Windsors of the present day. Author Nigel Cawthorne paints vivid portraits of a mixed bunch of rulers ranging from the drunken and debauched merry monarch Charles II to the idealized domesticity and colonial ambition of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Kings Queens of England

Author : Robert J. Parker
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History of England and Wales.

Chronicle of the Kings and Queens of Britain

Author : David Hughes
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