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Kings and Queens (Collins Gem)



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This copiously illustrated Collins Gem guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland is a fantastic reference covering pre-Saxon times to the present, complete with concise genealogical charts and details of key historical events.


This comprehensive history book is divided into five sections, with a useful compendium at the end:

  • Part One: Pre-Saxon rule, ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Roman Conquest
  • Part Two: Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Robert I and the Wars of Independence, The Union of the Crowns, the Princes of Wales and the High Kingship of Ireland
  • Part Three: Saxons, Normans and Plantagenets
  • Part Four: Tudors and Stuarts
  • Part Five: In-depth discussion of the royal houses, from Hanover to Windsor
  • Overview of each reign outlining major events and personal tragedies, war, celebrations and conspiracies
  • Discover all the essential information about Kings and Queens with details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place for each monarch.

    • Authors: Neal Grant and Alison Plowden
    • 256 pages
    • Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper Collins
    • 9780007188857
Kings and Queens (Collins Gem) Harper Collins 256 pages 9780007188857


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