Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy (hardback)
Brand new book by Tracy Borman, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces.
In the author's own words, 'On the eve of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, my latest book explores the turbulent history of the remarkable institution that she represents and considers how it has survived for more than 1,000 years.'
The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has weathered the storms of rebellion, revolution and war that brought many of Europe's royal families to an abrupt and bloody end. Its unique survival owes much to the fact that, for all its ancient traditions and protocol, the royal family has proved remarkably responsive to change, evolving to reflect the times. But for much of its history, it also spearheaded seismic change, shaping our religious, political and cultural identity and establishing the British monarchy as the envy of the world.
- Written by Tracy Borman
- Number of pages: 544
- The perfect gift for history lovers
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