Kings And Queens Of England

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

August 15, 2013 | Hardcover

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Despite its prestigious reputation as the longest-established and most-admired monarchy in Europe, the history of the British royal family is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has seen three civil wars; six monarchs have been murdered or executede; the throne of England has been unsurped four times, and won in battle three times; and personal scandals and royal family quarrels abound.

Dark History of The Kings & Queens of England provides an exciting and dramatic account of english royal history from 1066 to the present day. Packed with lavish illustrations, this engrossing book explores the intrique behind each royal dynasty, from the 'accidental ' murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII abd "Bloody" mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.

Carefullu researched and superbly entertaining, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalitiesd and real lives of the individuals honoured with the crown of England - and those inforunate enough to cross their paths.

Format: Hardcover

Published: August 15, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1905704941

ISBN - 13: 9781905704941

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Kings And Queens Of England

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

Format: Hardcover

Published: August 15, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1905704941

ISBN - 13: 9781905704941

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Despite its prestigious reputation as the longest-established and most-admired monarchy in Europe, the history of the British royal family is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has seen three civil wars; six monarchs have been murdered or executede; the throne of England has been unsurped four times, and won in battle three times; and personal scandals and royal family quarrels abound.

Dark History of The Kings & Queens of England provides an exciting and dramatic account of english royal history from 1066 to the present day. Packed with lavish illustrations, this engrossing book explores the intrique behind each royal dynasty, from the 'accidental ' murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII abd "Bloody" mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.

Carefullu researched and superbly entertaining, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalitiesd and real lives of the individuals honoured with the crown of England - and those inforunate enough to cross their paths.

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From the Norman invasion to Windsor family feuds, this book reveals the scandalous history of infanticide, incest, adultery, torture and insanity that lurks behind the regal images of the English monarchy, including:
* The murder in 1483 of the 'Princes in the Tower', ordered by the furture King Richard III.
* Henry VIII's plot to frame and execute his wife Anne Boleyn so he could marry again - and again.
* Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson, his political flirtation with Hitler and the Nazis, and his eventual abdication.
*The turbulent marriage and tragic fate of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the reaction of the royal family, the press, and the public to her death in a car crash in 1997.
These and other fascinating tales of mayhem are brought to life with contemporary accounts, archive paintings, photographs and vivid illustrations, alongside detailed family trees showing the tangled lineage of each royal dynasty.

About the Author

Brenda Ralph Lewis is a writer with more than 80 books to her name. In 1997-1998 she wrote a complete partwork celebrating the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. Formerly royal correspondent for four British newspapers, ashe has contributed regular articles for Royalty magazine and appeared in TV documentaries about the monarchy.
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