A Brief History of British Kings & Queens

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147211731X

Category: History

Page: 544

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Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light. This revised and shortened edition of The Mammoth Book of British Kings & Queens includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an accessible source for students and general readers.

The Bare Essentials: Kings and Queens

Author: Chris Kent Glasby

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838594337

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9028


How did Henry Tudor manage to become King of England? What were the causes of the Wars of the Roses? Why is Lady Jane Grey known as the 9 days queen? ‘The Bare Essentials: Kings and Queens’ will provide the answers to these questions. This reference book for students gives a synopsis of each of the reigns of the rulers of England and then The United Kingdom from 1066 to the present day. Whether looking at the life of a single individual, such as Queen Elizabeth I, or discussing an event like The Peasant’s Revolt; this book will allow access, quickly and easily, to the information required. As well as being of interest to children who enjoy history, several of the units of study for KS2 and KS3 can be researched using this book as a starting point to gain background information. It will help the older child to appreciate the events that transformed the power of kings into the rule of democracy and parliament, leading the United Kingdom to its present constitutional monarchy. It is also just as useful for the more mature adult who wishes a glimpse of English history on a broader canvas without being overwhelmed by dates and events.

Crown and Country

Author: David Starkey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007307713

Category: Great Britain

Page: 524

View: 6466


From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.

The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472101138

Category: History

Page: 840

View: 5742


This book includes more than 1000 monarchs who have at some time ruled all or part of Britain. This 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. The book gives full details of the lives of the rulers as well as their wives, consorts, pretenders, usurpers and regents and is a geographical guide to where all Britain's monarchs lived, ruled and died including their palaces, estates and resting places.

A History of England: 1688 to the present

Author: Clayton Roberts,David Roberts,Douglas R. Bisson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5571


A History of England, Volume I: Prehistory to 1714 incorporates recent scholarship into a master narrative that encompasses England's social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and political history. This account traces how and why critical events occurred. Other significant features: stresses dominant themes in English history -- the coming of Christianity, the creation of the English monarchy, the impact of the Norman conquest and much more. Discusses events in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland as they affect developments in England. Offers section headings, genealogical charts, a list of kings and queens, and improved maps. Includes new material on the cultural effects of the bubonic plague of the fourteenth century. Provides suggested Further Reading at the end of each chapter, focusing on the most important books on each era (updated to include recent publications). - Back cover.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 024129665X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 541


A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, and a celebration of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a stunning visual guide to the Queen, taking you from her childhood all the way up to the celebrations surrounding Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. Telling the story of the House of Windsor with exclusive photos, including events such as the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and profiles on key people such as Princess Diana and Prince Harry, right up to the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte and the Queen's 90th birthday, this is the complete guide to the world's most famous royal family. Includes the complete history of the kings and queens of England and Scotland, tracing the line of succession to the throne, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Queen and royal family, or is interested in the history of the British monarchy. Previous edition ISBN 9780241270363

Royal Warriors

Author: Charles Carlton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873769

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 1360


"War is the trade of kings" John Dryden. War and monarchy are two of the most important and resonant topics in British History. This exciting new book explores the role that kings and queens have played in war, and how war has shaped the monarchy. Aimed explicitly at the general reader, the book delves into the truth behind the myths, and uncovers some fascinating facts about our iconic soldier kings and queens.