Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy
From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.
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...more
Molar: Good overview written in a clear and strongly narrative fasion.
Molecular: Sometimes seemed over-simplistic in the handling of some of the people and periods. At other times (I'm thinking mainly the span of James I to James II) we are given loads of detail and the chronology becomes less than linear.
Overall: Great overview for someone like me (American ex-pat living in the UK) who is planning to learn more about th ...more
With Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the burden of try to save space in a history ...more
Any man or woman who may one day wear the crown must dream, “What shall I do when I am king?” David Starkey’s nonfiction Crown & Country, ...more
Personally I most enjoyed and appreciated the se ...more
As a non-British person, I found that I had to look up things like Watling Street. I was also suprised (and maybe I shouldn't of been, by the title) of the lack of discussion of things outside England itself. Little mention of Ireland/Northern Ireland. Australia and New Zealand aren't mentioned at all ... su ...more
Written with all the usual outspoken honesty that this man has!
A wonderful journey through the Marital business of the Kings and Queens of England as well as a frank look at how we arrived at the Monarchy we know and love!
A superb read!