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The concise guide to kings and queens

a thousand years of European monarchy

by Gibson, Peter

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Published by Webb & Bower in Exeter, England .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe
    • Subjects:
    • Europe -- Kings and rulers -- Dictionaries.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPeter Gibson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD107 .G53 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination127 p. :
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2656565M
      ISBN 100863500943
      LC Control Number85240939
      OCLC/WorldCa13859810

      Accompanying the text are contemporary illustrations and drawings of the royal coats of arms, with their significance explained by J. But a lot happened on the island before William conquered it. A collection of biographical sketches that encompasses the period from the establishment of monarchical power by the early Norman kings through the reign of Elizabeth II, The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England tells the stories of many monarchs and their colorful lives--some merry, some cruel, some heroic, others sinister. Author Biography Richard Cavendish is an author and historian who has written many books and contributed to hundreds of others. Style, meaning, and usage are continually on the move. Your feedback to lease Kings and Queens : additional viewers can determine of a book.

      Brooke-Little, Richmond Herald of Arms. Holding it together is Greene's infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Including family trees, key facts and further details, as well as timelines to help place each monarch in their historical context, the book covers the major social, political and commercial events of each monarch's reign. This is a dazzling story of a thousand years of English history, as told through the lives and deeds of the nation's sovereigns. Antonia Fraser and a collection of distinguished contributors bring the people and events to life in this lavishly illustrated volume that is both engrossing history and an excellent reference tool. The result is a highly readable caper that covers history, linguistics, politics, and grammar with the ease and humor of a dinner party anecdote.

      Part One, presents information about Pre-Saxon rule, including details about ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Rom A copiously illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, complete with concise genealogical charts and details of key historical events. Such recent events as Diana's tragic death, the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht Britanniaand the launching of Queen Elizabeth's own website are also discussed. There are also a few typos in regards to dates. Release date NZ. This is a luxury history book and a must-have for every family bookshelf, with internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.


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The concise guide to kings and queens book

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Part Three discusses the Saxons, Normans and Plantagenets. This is a dazzling story of a thousand years of English history, as told through the lives and deeds of the nation's sovereigns.

Included are details of the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson; the acrimonious collapse of the marriages; the effect the media have had on the royal family's image; and the fire at Windsor Castle.

The author also provides additional information on the spirit, traditions and innovations of the nation at the time, including politics, arts, architecture and fashions. This updated edition includes a new essay describing the recently tumultuous reign of the Windsors.

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Part One, presents information about Pre-Saxon rule, including details about ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Roman Conquest. But these are minor quibbles — the book is not meant to be the last word on the monarchy, but rather a quick reference, and it accomplishes that with aplomb.

I keep it handy and pull it down at least several times a year, as tonight to give a quick over while in the midst of doing the BBC series of eleven episodes of The Monarchy through Netflix on Roku.

Product Identifiers. He lives in West London. From the utopian language-builder to the stereotypical grammatical stickler to the programmer trying to teach a computer to translate, Lane Greene takes the reader through a multi-disciplinary survey of the many different ways in which we attempt to control language, exploring the philosophies, motivations, and complications of each.

Yet, there have been many amazing discoveries, such as the tomb of King Tutankhamun or King Tut, which was discovered fully intact and full of amazing artifacts, engravings, and history.

Your feedback to lease Kings and Queens : additional viewers can determine of a book. Spontaneous, unruly, passionate, and erratic it resists every attempt to discipline or regularize it--a history celebrated here in all its irreverent glory.

It is too small and handy as a quick reference to be more than that; individual rulers are assigned a page or two at most, but the essentials are there at your fingertips: dates, parentage, marriages and offspring - and a few details about the events or tone of the reign.

It is a magnificent visual feast in an appealing format, which guarantees to bring history alive for readers of all ages, through exciting narrative, famous paintings and rare archive photographs. Brand new Book. Antonia Fraser and a collection of distinguished contributors bring the people and events to life in this lavishly illustrated volume that is both engrossing history and an excellent reference tool.Oct 27,  · From King Kenneth I and Henry VIII through to Princess Diana, the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, Kings and Queens: The Concise Guide reveals the lives and personalities of each monarch - the good, bad, lazy, greedy, downright wicked, sometimes mad and occasionally brilliant - and examines the ways in which they have shaped history Pages: Buy Kings & Queens by Richard Cavendish for $ at Mighty Ape NZ.

This best-selling title is a handy-format, fully comprehensive guide to the rulers of. Free PDF Download Books by Ian McNee. This is a comprehensive compendium of the Kings and Queens of Britain from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day.

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Kings & Queens: The Concise Guide

From King Kenneth I and Henry VIII through to Princess Diana - the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II - Kings and Queens: The Concise Guide reveals the lives and personalities of each monarch - the good - bad - lazy - greedy - downright wicked - sometimes mad and occasionally brilliant - and examines the ways in which they have shaped history.