Don't Know Much About the Kings and Queens of England

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9780060286118: Don't Know Much About the Kings and Queens of England

What was so great about Alfred the Great?
Who did Queen Elizabeth I love most of all?
What is King Henry VIII famous for having six of?

Long live the Queen! How would you like to be a king or queen of England? Would you enjoy wearing a crown and having subjects bow at your feet? Here's your chance to see if the royal life is really what you imagined. Discover the ruler's changing role in making laws and protecting England. Learn which king brought leopards and a camel to the Tower of London and which queen burned three hundred people at the stake. Read about the battles of daring knights and what it was like to live in dark, drafty -- and smelly -- castles.

Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers the royal treatment with his trademark question-and-answer format. S. D. Schindler's detailed artwork captures the rich flavor of noble life, while the inviting design makes it exciting to learn about the crowned kings and queens across the ocean.

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Do you know which British queen ruled for 63 years? Who the first royal bookworm was? Which king brought lions and camels and polar bears (oh my!) to London? If you don't know much about the kings and queens of England, salvation is here! This regal entry in Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much About series explores the amazing real lives (and some of the made-up stories) of two dozen of the most interesting members of the British monarchy over the last thousand years. In keeping with other titles in the popular series, Davis uses a lively question-and-answer format, along with illustrator S.D. Schindler's humorous artwork, to introduce readers to the sometimes bizarre world of royalty, right up to present day, when young prince and heir to the throne William wears an electronic tracking bracelet to keep him in constant contact with palace security (apparently Harry can run around untracked). A complete chronological listing of all the kings and queens of England concludes the book. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Kenneth C. Davis speaks regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, in which his DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® quizzes are read by millions.

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