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The Kings And Queens Of England

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Did you know that Henry I pushed a man from the top of Rouen Castle for breaking an oath of allegiance? That Henry VI was terrified of girls? Or that George II died in the lavatory? Spanning ten dynasties and more than nine centuries, this marvelous reference provides tart, inclusive profiles of all the men and women who have occupied the English throne. 43 color illustrat ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Bulfinch Press
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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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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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Nicholas Best grew up in Kenya and was educated there, in England and at Trinity College, Dublin. He served in the Grenadier Guards and worked as a journalist in London before becoming a full time author.
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