Kings & Queens: The Story of Britain's Monarchs from Pre-Roman Times to Today

Kings Queens The Story of Britain s Monarchs from Pre Roman Times to Today Kings Queens tells the story of the monarchs of England Scotland Wales and Ireland from earliest times until the present day This magnificent visual feast guarantees to bring history alive for reade

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  • Title: Kings & Queens: The Story of Britain's Monarchs from Pre-Roman Times to Today
  • Author: Richard Cavendish Pip Leahy
  • ISBN: 9780760793244
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kings Queens tells the story of the monarchs of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from earliest times until the present day This magnificent visual feast guarantees to bring history alive for readers of all ages, through exciting narrative, renowned paintings and rare archive photographs.

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    1. This is another book I rely on for referencing the Kings and Queens of England. Although only a concise Guide and not a comprehensive one, it has great glossy photos and accurate well organised information within. Not to be overlooked despite it's diminutive appearance. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to buy that one book to keep on their shelf that they can fall upon when information or a refresher is needed.

    2. My memory for facts is appalling, so history washes over me. Anything I try to remember vanishes from my brain in a trice. 1066, the Tudors, some 20th century wars, that’s my lot. Every so often I try to do something about this. In 2010 I created a Word file of chronology from E H Gombrich’s A Little History of the World and for a brief while had a half-grasp on the evolution of humanity. Seeing Richard II before Christmas galvanised me again, and I’ve spent the last six months working my [...]

    3. As I mostly only read Tudor Historical fiction. I get abit thrown when I read stuff from other centurys. This book was really helpful in giving a background on all the other Kings and Queens of England and Scotland. I found the first part 'Early Kingdoms and Territories' quiet hard to get into because the England they describe is so diffrent from today that it's unrecognizable. It's all abit confusing and the Kings change so offten. It isen't until you hit 'The Normans' chapter that it starts to [...]

    4. A quick review, as I don't really think this book was intended to be read. I think it's just a coffee table book, but you know what, I read it.I actually found it somewhat interesting, if only because it was written from the UK point of view, meaning that such things as the American Revolution were told from the other side. In that, interesting.Like I said, nothing to write home about good illustrations, decent summaries of each King or Queen. If you find it used, might be worth the looksee.

    5. I haven't read all this book, but it's an excellent reference book and is written for both adults and children to understand. It has all the relevant dates for each monarch along with a rough reign history and their family 'tree' including deaths and births, marriages etc. Would highly recommend to anyone with a general interest in British monarchs and helpful for those with children doing history projects on the Royals too.

    6. A good guide to all the Kings & Queens of England with short, interesting snippets of each and great pictures. Lots of stuff you didn't knowGeorge III (King during the American Revolution) was one of the greatest book collectors who ever lived. His library is in it's own wing at the British Library. His mother is responsible for starting Kew Gardens. The book goes on and on with interesting facts of each royal, good and bad; including what their subjects thought of them.

    7. I bought this from the British Museum, and I have read it several times since then. I still open it sometimes to look up a certain king or queen and I always relish the read. It is a great summary of the royal lineage and the changes in the ruling house. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the Royals of England and Scotland. It gives you a pretty good idea of everyone's rule, explains the gaps in inheritance and gives you extra information about important events.

    8. This was a b+n bargain book, so it was a great deal at $12.98. It's fully comprehensive, has great photographs, and makes a great coffee table book. I use it quite often to reference certain royals, or just to read casually. I love this book.

    9. From the first war leaders all the way up to HRM QE II, this mammoth tome covers just enough of everything to paint a clear picture and pique interest, and not so much that you're overwhelmed. Colour pictures are simply gorgeous.

    10. This was quite a good book for its size. Its a compact and concise guide and gives a really good introduction to the Kings and Queens listed. If you are looking for facts and a mini introduction, this is an ideal starting point.

    11. Great short histories of the monarchs of the British Commonwealth. The Tudors remain my favorites, particularly Henry V but I gained a greater regard for the Windsors. A great read.

    12. A must have reference for any one interested in the British monarchy. I got this from the library but I need to buy my own copy.

    13. The best british history book i own. As any king or queen of the britsh monarch is traceable. Letting me research into amazing real life stories of the inside view of a ruler.

    14. I would love to buy this book in hardback because Cavendish brings out the Immortal qualities of each Noble.

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