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The Kings and Queens of England

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I loved the section on the Plantagenets, the Tudors are always a favorite, but already knowing so much, I spotted what was glossed over, and then we get to the Stuarts, which somehow gets boring, which it shouldn't be, due to all the death and pomp - but no indication from this book that the monarchy might have been in real trouble there for a minute thanks to Cromwell. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. The various authors did excellent work providing just enough information to keep the story moving and whet readers' appetites for more while still maintaining brevity. The result was that it was constantly mentioning entire, fascinating issues in passing, as though I already knew everything about them.

Story being the essence of history (of good history, at any rate), this collection of biographical essays chronicling the lives of each of England's rulers (post 1066 - pre Norman monarchs are not dealt with here) makes for a very engaging and illuminating tour of English history as a whole.

This book does not suffer from that flaw; it begins with Alfred the Great, who reigned from 871-899.

Will they be her 'at home' knickers - adorned with corgis - or her 'garden party' knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones. 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! But this book is just about the people who worn the British crown from William I to Queen Elizabeth II.This picturebook featuring a familiar favourite bear captures the experience of visiting Buckingham Palace as a tourist, watching the Changing of the Guard and seeking to get a glimpse of the Queen at her home. Discov er Britain''s rulers over the last 2000 years, when they rule d, how long they reigned, and what happened during their reigns.

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!Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. I have two coffee mugs with amusing caricatures of the monarch since William the Conqueror; one ends with Elizabeth and the other with Charles. It doesn't content itself with being a book of short biographies, but it never quite manages to be anything else. 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.

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