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The Kings and Queens of England

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I bought it several years ago and use it each time I read any historical fiction work involving England. Do not crack open its pages expecting any depth on a particular individual or time period; doing justice from the eleventh through twenty-first centuries would be an impossible task in fewer than four hundred pages. Meet every king and queen in the history of Britain in this lively comic-strip guide from award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams. It is even recorded that George II died on the toilet, a victim to constipation – well and the stodgy English diet, I assume - or presume. Beautifully illustrated, this book includes family trees and details of where and when each monarch was born, where they were crowned, the dates they reigned and where they are buried.

The British monarchy is one of the oldest in the world – dating so far back that even its origins are the subject of debate. If what you want is a book of short biographies, I think you would be better off to read the (much shorter and less dry) Horrible Histories book Cruel Kings and Mean Kings. The other thing that I was especially struck by in the course of this reading was the realization of how deeply embedded within the English tradition is respect for the rule of law, which has obvious bearing upon a solid understanding of American history as an extension of English history.She loves to swim, but can't quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. Written by experts on their subjects, this is a great introduction to the sweep on the English monarchy. Starting with Alfred the Great and ending with QEII, each royal has about five pages dedicated to them with side bars for interesting or events in British history.

This is the story of her beloved first corgi, Susan, who accompanied Princess Elizabeth everywhere she went - even secretly riding in her glass carriage on her wedding day to Prince Philip! This allegorical story tells how – with the help of a tiny acorn – a wise old woman gives a lonely boy, who would be king, the courage and determination to change the world for the better, for everyone. New from G2 is a Palace Legends V-Neck T-Shirt featuring Michael Wylie's typographical football design including all the big name players, managers, trophies and events that have shaped the history of the South London premier league club. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

I would definitely recommend this if you're looking to read up on British Monarchs, as it goes from 1066 right up to Elizabeth II. The swift run of this litany by audiobook was kind of exhilarating and its punchiness of absurd little facts in between momentous events made me smile a lot. Kings and Queens of England and Scotland documents the public and private lives of the royal dynasties. So let's follow one determined, dare-devil queen through London Zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben . An annoying factor is Crofton’s habit of mentioning Shakespeare and the playwright’s depictions of kings.

This engrossing book explores the scandal and intrigue behind each royal dynasty, 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, William and Kate Middleton’s on-off courtship before they married, and Prince Harry’s years of partying, girlfriends and Las Vegas strip poker, before his 2018 marriage to American divorcée Meghan Markle.It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. I guess this book knows its audience – I mean, you are probably most likely to read a book by this title if you think the monarchy is a good thing and are a conservative old fool in a nursing home (or a conservative old fool in waiting to go to a nursing home), whereas I was mostly reading it for amusing anecdotes. A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. Exploring the history of the monarchy, featuring expertly written histories and a timeline of the royal houses, this is the perfect book for kids to learn more about Elizabeth’s life and reign. On a positive note, Crofton smoothly presents the transition of ultimate monarchism to the ceremonial role it holds today; helping the reader understand the modern-day impact of their role.

If you have any interest in a fascinating look at some very dysfunctional, rulers, I highly recommend this compendium. This official souvenir publication celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II through photographs chosen to illustrate memorable events in the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch. This is a fantastic guide to the Kings and Queens of England and is full of interesting information on all the monarchs including key names, dates, people and places during each of their lives.But as with any drama, the minor players often manage to steal the show: Robert Curthose, The Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Edward the Black Prince, John of Gaunt, and Warwick “The Kingmaker,” to name a few standouts. I have never been overly interested in the kings and queens of England but thought this was a gap in my knowledge of history, so this book was a great overview of each potentate starting with William the Conqueror (1066) up to Elizabeth II. I enjoyed it and listened to it in part because it's read y one of my favorite narrators, Donada Peters. This book gives the reader detailed information about each ruler yet was concise enough to stay interesting.

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