Monarchs, Murders & Mi...
Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses: A Calendar of Royal Days
Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses" answers these questions and many more, presenting a royal event for each day of the calendar year in vivid detail with close-ups of th...more
ebook, 499 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by History Press (SC)
(first published May 10th 2000)
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Not a book to sit down and read straight through, I think -- the format means that all kinds of events are jumbled together, regardless of chronology -- but fun to dip into. James VI was married by proxy on my birthday, apparently -- and there were many suspicions of witchcraft. I love the 'headlines' that come underneath each date, which result in bizarre ones like "William III dies, killed by a mole".