The Kings & Queens of Britain

The Kings & Queens of Britain

Book - 2009 | 2nd ed.
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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 theirpolicies, 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 weblinks, 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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780199559220
Branch Call Number: 941.0099 C226 2009
Characteristics: xii, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hargreaves, Anne
Alternative Title: Kings and queens of Britain


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