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.