An illustrated survey of the dynasties of English royalty from the establishment of the monarchical power base by the early Norman kings through to the present Queen.
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Antonia Fraser is an internationally acclaimed writer. Her historical biographies include Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell, Our Chief of Men, Charles II, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII.From AudioFile:
In 1066 William the Conqueror captured the English throne, and since that time 39 kings and queens have reigned over the British dominions. Their lives, alliances, whims, delusions, and intrigues have had an incalculable influence on the culture, politics, and very boundaries of the entire world. From the Plantagenets to the Tudors, from the Hanovers to the Winsors, Wanda McCaddon delivers these short, straightforward biographies with proper English pride, deference, and oftentimes, a sly sense of irony. The names and dates come fast and furiously, but here are a few facts: Over half of France was in England's possession during the reign of Henry II. Richard III was the last English monarch to die on the battlefield. And, as a 19-year-old princess, Queen Elizabeth II joined the Auxiliary Transport Service as a mechanic in the final days of WWII. B.P. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110297769111
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0297769111 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0118496
Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0297769111
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