The Kings Queens Of Britain

Autore: Cath Senker
Editore: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1838576983
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Who was the first king of England? Did Henry I assassinate his brother? How did 'Bloody Mary' reinstate Roman Catholicism? For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. Kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. In this beautifully illustrated book, Cath Senker delves into the extraordinary history of the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism. The Kings & Queens of Britain introduces this fascinating thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs.

The Kings And Queens Of Britain

Autore: John Cannon
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191580287
Grandezza: 76,77 MB
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This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains a wealth of information on the rulers of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and legacies. There are almost 600 entries, which are organised by regions up to 1066 and by royal lines thereafter. Feature articles throughout the guide provide in-depth information on key royal topics, including Coronations, Regalia, the Tower of London, and - new to this edition - Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. Revised and updated to include recent events, such as the second marriage of Prince Charles, this new edition also contains a topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy. There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading, and a new appendix of recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via a companion website. Comprehensive and elegantly written, this fascinating guide to the British monarchy is an essential reference resource for teachers and students of British history, and for anyone with an interest in Britain's rulers through the ages.

The Kings And Queens Of Britain

Autore: Cath Senker
Editore:
ISBN: 9781398802414
Grandezza: 16,58 MB
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Who was the first king of England? Did Henry I assassinate his brother? How did 'Bloody Mary' reinstate Roman Catholicism? For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. Kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. In this fascinating book, Cath Senker delves into the extraordinary history of the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism. The Kings & Queens of Britain introduces a thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs.

Debrett S Kings And Queens Of Britain

Autore: David Williamson
Editore:
ISBN:
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Appraisal of the monarchs of England, Scotland and Wales from the early Celtic and Saxon kings to the House of Windsor.

Britain S Kings Queens

Autore: Michael St John Parker
Editore: Pitkin
ISBN: 9780853724506
Grandezza: 55,30 MB
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The Pitkin Guide to Britain’s Kings & Queens presents a concise, informative history, in words and pictures, of Britain's 56 sovereigns from Alfred the Great in the 9th century to our reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Beautifully illustrated, this book also includes family trees and details of where and when each monarch was born, where they were crowned, the dates they reigned and where they are buried. Now fully updated with the discovery of Richard III’s bones, the birth of HRH Prince George and the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act, this Pitkin Guide contains all you need to know on Britain’s Kings & Queens.

Great British Kings And Queens

Autore: Cath Senker
Editore: Sirius Entertainment
ISBN: 9781839407079
Grandezza: 28,16 MB
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In this beautifully illustrated pictorial history, Cath Senker explores the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. Including family trees, timelines and information boxes on key events, Great British Kings and Queens introduces this fascinating thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs. For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. British kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. Learn about the power struggle between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, how George III nearly abdicated after the American War of Independence and events right up to the present, Prince Harry's marriage to American actress Meghan Markle. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism.

The Mammoth Book Of British Kings Queens

Autore: Mike Ashley
Editore: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780786706921
Grandezza: 55,97 MB
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Covers more than 1000 rulers and two millennia of history

Ruling Roman Britain

Autore: David Braund
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134676069
Grandezza: 70,46 MB
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In this book, David Braund offers a significantly different perspective upon the history of Roman Britain. He concentrates upon the literary evidence, which has been studied to a lesser extent than archaeology in recent years. Close attention to the Greek and Roman sources enables the construction of a new approach to Roman Britain, its history and its archaeology. For the first time, monarchy is identified as a key issue in the history of Roman Britain.

Kings And Queens Of Early Britain

Autore: Geoffrey Ashe
Editore: Methuen Publishing
ISBN:
Grandezza: 45,42 MB
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Vista: 2031
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Geschiedenis van vele van de voornamelijk legendarische Engelse vorsten van de Oudheid tot na de Romeinse tijd

Kings Queens Of England Scotland

Autore: Allen Andrews
Editore: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 9780856851360
Grandezza: 70,47 MB
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Traces the history of Great Britain's monarchies from King Egbert of Wessex in the ninth century to Queen Elizabeth II, with a concise summary of the reign of each monarch

The Oxford Illustrated History Of The British Monarchy

Autore: John Ashton Cannon
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192893284
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Offers profiles of Britain's royalty of the past and present, and traces changes in the role of the British monarchy.

Divorced Beheaded Died

Autore: Kevin Flude
Editore: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843176009
Grandezza: 27,61 MB
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The tales of the various monarchs of Britain are some of the most interesting in our history. From Henry VIII and his six wives and Edward VIII's abdication to some of our lesser known and mythical monarchs such as King Arthur, Divorced, Beheaded, Died . . . takes you on a gallop through the history of Britain's monarchs from the legendary King Brutus, through the houses of Tudor and Stuart, and up to the Windsors, including the major monarchs of Scotland and Wales. Discover the sticky end that befell Edward II, the story of the teenage queen of England who reigned for less than a fortnight, and find out whether Macbeth really was a king of Scotland. Presented in an accessible, chronological format, Divorced, Beheaded, Died. . . will fill all those gaps in your history knowledge, together with some fascinating and amusing facts that are guaranteed to entertain any history enthusiast.

The British Chronicles

Autore: David Hughes
Editore: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788444905
Grandezza: 30,65 MB
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Britain S Royal Heritage

Autore: Marc Alexander
Editore: The History Press
ISBN: 0752479822
Grandezza: 62,95 MB
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Vista: 1976
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This book is more than a biography of kings and queens; it is an encyclopaedic work on every aspect of monarchy in Britain from semi-legendary times to the present day. Arranged in an A-Z format, it includes mini biographies on each of the forty-two kings and queens who have ruled since the Norman Conquest, details of the royal lines in Scotland before the Act of Union, the background to the royal houses of Britain and the consorts – largely foreign – who have married into the monarchy. Royal scandals, wars, ceremonies, households, tombs and insignia make fascinating reading, and this book is the ideal reference work for all those who want to know more about individual monarchs and the impressive legacy of myths, traditions, beliefs and practices that have grown up around the institution of the monarchy.

Kings And Queens

Autore: Malcolm Day
Editore: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts
ISBN: 9780715339008
Grandezza: 15,13 MB
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This illustrated volume unearths a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day. The reader will discover revealing stories about the lives and personalities of each monarch and how they have shaped history.

Crown And Country

Autore: David Starkey
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007307705
Grandezza: 54,29 MB
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The monarchy is one of Britain's longest surviving institutions - as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its magnificent history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector - all the way up until the Victorian era when it came face-to-face with modernity. More than a collection of biographies of Britain's kings and queens, this is an in-depth examination of what the British monarchy has meant, what it means now and what it will continue to mean. Bringing to life a cast of colourful characters, Starkey's trademark energy and authority make him the perfect guide on this epic, accessible and compelling journey, as he offers us a vivid portrait of British culture, politics and nationhood.

Kings And Queens Of England And Scotland

Autore: Plantagenet Somerset Fry
Editore: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756617714
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A biographical encyclopedia of Britain's royal monarchs ranges from the first Saxon king to Prince Charles, documenting the key events and milestones of each reign, and features a genealogy that links the various dynasties.

Our Island Story

Autore: H. E. Marshall
Editore:
ISBN: 9781789871609
Grandezza: 64,21 MB
Formato: PDF
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This children's history of the British Isles begins with the early tribal legends of Albion, and takes us through the Roman period, the Dark Ages, Medieval times, and the Tudor, Stuart and later monarchs. A delightful and compelling narration of Britain's lengthy history, Our Island Story is written with the younger reader in mind. It summarizes the most famous deeds that happened across a long time, telling of the great men and women who left their mark on the culture and destiny of the British Isles. The brave defiance of Boudicca of the Iceni tribe versus the Romans; the valiant spirit of Richard Lionheart who led the Third Crusade; and the benevolent wisdom of Queen Elizabeth the first; whose long reign saw England reach new artistic heights while fending off the maritime rival of Spain. In the earlier chapters, H. E. Marshall mixes legend and folklore with the factual events, allowing young readers to appreciate how rich storytelling itself shaped the attitudes of British people and their leaders. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are the principle example; their valiant deeds in an ancient England would inspire many actual monarchs, since Arthurian legends were very famous in Medieval society. Though this narration is organized by the reigning monarchs, we also hear of the country's many influential artists, explorers, scientists and military heroes through the ages.

Kings Queens

Autore: Richard Cavendish
Editore: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715320969
Grandezza: 35,27 MB
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The lives and personalities of monarchs as well as their involvement in and effect on major events of each age and the world at large are detailed in a comprehensive resource that also features more than 350 photographs, archive illustrations, and maps.

Historical Dictionary Of The British Monarchy

Autore: James Panton
Editore: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874970
Grandezza: 41,36 MB
Formato: PDF
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The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and other aspects of British culture, society, economy, and politics. This book is a must for anyone interested in the British monarchy.