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Kings & Queens: The Real Lives of the English Monarchs

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A lavishly illustrated history of the lives and reigns of the kings and queens of England - from the house of Wessex to the house of Windsor. I bought it several years ago and use it each time I read any historical fiction work involving England. Meet every king and queen in the history of Britain in this lively comic-strip guide from award-winning author–illustrator Marcia Williams. The conclusion is solid stipulating on the future of the royal family while also offering genealogical charts.

You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. If you are a history lover like me and are curious to know how Great Britain became Great Britain, this is a great place to start! Discover Henry’s life as a young prince at Tudor court, the religious conflicts of his reign, the fates of each of his six wives and his lasting legacy as one of England’s most famous kings. The subsequent dynastic struggles of the Angevins and Plantagenets heralded the great age of English kingship under the Tudors and Stuarts, who united the crowns of Scotland and England, before the Hanoverians combined personal rule with parliamentary government, ushering in the modern age and the royalty of today.We know Henry VIII famously had six wives, but do we know much more about him, other than he was very fat? It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. Nope, all is fine, and due to Anne I's tragedy of all 17 children dying at birth or shortly before, we get the Georges. I really enjoyed every one of these mini biographies, despite the complexity of sorting one king from another, who was related to who, who married who, and who was on who's side! This was a little more in depth than The Tudor Treasury, which was good but sometimes it was a bit dense, but maybe that's just me!

An annoying factor is Crofton’s habit of mentioning Shakespeare and the playwright’s depictions of kings. The story of the life of Queen Elizabeth II, told through her clothes and jewellery - and a gorgeous gift to treasure. Luckily, the last round of sons have a real problem with producing living legitimate heirs, and we get Victoria.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. The term ‘brief’ is not an exaggeration as the issue with “Kings and Queens of England” is that it is much too summarized and simplified. 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. After doing quite a bit of genealogy work this year and discovering some very deeply embedded roots in Great Britain, this book has been an excellent source of historical information. Amusingly, and hardly surprisingly, this became much more conservative as it got closer to the current day.

The King and the Sea is a collection of 21 extremely short stories that each feature the same little king. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.This book is ideal for reading and reference at home, and then for dipping into and enjoying at school, also.

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