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Since the Middle Ages, the lavish world of the English monarchy has fascinated the public. The Royals: The Lives and Loves of the British Monarchs uncovers the most colorful characters ever to wear the crown, from William the Conqueror, the Norman duke who invaded and took England as his own, to William of Wales, the second in line to the modern throne. Nearly 1,000 year o...more
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published September 22nd 2011 by Sterling Publishing
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Julie
For anyone who enjoys the history of the British Monarchy, this beautifully illustrated book is a great resource. What makes it especially fun is its offering of salacious details of monarchs including affairs and betrayals. I especially appreciated the medieval and Tudor eras. The eighteenth century seemed a bit boring. Though they were certainly scandalous years, I found it tedious trying to keep up with various mistresses and illegitimate children. After Queen Victoria, the media became much...more
Heather
I picked up this book because I was interested in the reproductions that would be included. I knew most of the facts that were included in this book, but it is more of a coffee-table book rather than a deep non-fiction read.

I thought there was a great selection of members of the British royal family; while not every person is included, all of the time periods are represented here. Even though there were royals who were skipped, they were usually mentioned to some extent in either the preceding o...more
Elisabeth
Aesthetically, this book was very beautiful. I loved the pictures and the momentums. The book gave lots of interesting information about the kings and queens. The reason I gave it 3 stars is because I found some of the phrases used in the book to be awkward for something that's historical and would be better placed in a gossip magazine, and later on it did become more of a gossip magazine rather than a book over history.
Angie
Got this as a Christmas gift from a friend who shares my love of British royalty. I read it all the night i got it. Very enjoyable with nice photos. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it did skip over a few monarchs that I think didn't deserve to be skipped. Also, some pertinent info was left off of other monarchs. But all in all, a great thing to own!! I love it!
Cassie Lords
This book gives a great insight on many royal affairs. The replicated letters and documents are very interesting and really add to the value of the book. The book itself is very sturdy and well-manufactured. A quick read.
Jodi
Read this brief history of the British monarchy in one night!!
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