"What did he or she actually look life?" A question that has been asked throughout the ages, and never with more interest than when the face is a royal one. But putting faces to names is only one facet of the story of 900 years of British monarchy. In this book, portraits of the kings and queens are accompanied by brief accounts of their lives, showing how they attained the throne and how the line of succession was maintained or overthrown. It also traces the history of the Crown itself and tells how the absolutist rule of the early kings evolved into our constitutional monarcy. This new edition of "Royal Faces" is a testimony to the enduring fascination of royalty. It has been completely re-written by a new author, and the pictures illustrate the development of royal portraiture from the Norman Conquest to the present day.
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Book Description Stationery Office, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0112904645