The Kings and Queens of England: Miniature Edition
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The Kings and Queens of England: Miniature Edition

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A beautifully illustrated companion to the Royal family throughout history

Spanning 10 dynasties,this bookpresents portraits and biographies of England's monarchs. From the Normans through to the House of Windsor, this exquisite littlehistorycaptures the personalities behind the crowns and records the landmarks, traditions, and events of each reign....more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Orion Publishing (first published April 1st 1996)
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One day I was sitting in Regency Park and I suddenly decided to memorize the chronological order of the English royal heads of state, starting with the Normans. Thanks to Hatchards, I found just what I was looking for, a miniature book with enough information to help me on my venture. Each King/Queen has a portrait and a page of information. Stephen is cross-eyed (and where is Matilda?) and Edward II's fate always has me wondering about the Pommies. I must have been very bored.

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Lee Anne
A wonderful little reference book. We use it all the time with movies or history channel programs that crop up. Wish there was something similar for France, Germany, US....
It's a short book with one photo and a one page, thumbnail sketch of each. Pretty concise and it gives a nice snapshot of each ruler.
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