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Monarchies

Monarchies

What are King and Queens For?

  • Author: Tom Bentley,James Wilsdon
  • Publisher: Demos
  • ISBN: 1841800392
  • Category: Monarchy
  • Page: 176
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A Description of the Coronation of the Kings and Queens of France

A Description of the Coronation of the Kings and Queens of France

With an Historical Account of the Institution of that August Ceremony in France, and in Other Kingdoms of Europe

  • Author: Nicolas Menin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Coronations
  • Page: 276
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The Kings and Queens of England

The Kings and Queens of England

  • Author: Ian Crofton
  • Publisher: Quercus Books
  • ISBN: 9780857385314
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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From the reign of Alfred the Great - the first king of Wessex to call himself 'king of England' - in the 9th century, to the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th, and from the brutal vicissitudes of late medieval kingship to the comfortable ceremonial of modern-day constitutional monarchy, the story of England's kings and queens is to a large degree that of England herself. Kings and Queens of England offers readable profiles of 59 English monarchs from Harold II to Henry VIII, and from Ethelred the Unready to Elizabeth II. Each monarch is elegantly profiled and the impact of their rule on wider English history clearly and concisely described and analysed. For every king and queen there is a detailed timeline, and the narrative is further amplified by display quotations, feature boxes, panels of key biographical facts, and - last but not least - by 135 lavish full-colour images. Ian Crofton recounts a 1000-year tale of murder, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, civil war and revolution in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. The Kings and Queens of England is the perfect choice for anyone looking for an illustrated account of the English monarchy from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England

The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England

  • Author: Antonia Fraser
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520224605
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Examines the history of the British royalty from 1066 to the present, including biographical sketches and tidbits of information on such interesting figures as Lady Jane Grey and Henry VIII.

Kings & Queens

Kings & Queens

A History of British Monarchy

  • Author: Ronald Pearsall
  • Publisher: Todtri Book Pub
  • ISBN: 9781880908976
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Over 100 illustrations. The story of the kings and queens of England is long and fascinating. It begins with the early monarchs who were little more than tribal warlords, and moves down through the centuries to the present day and the court of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a story of treachery, lust, persecution, and faltering but unremitting progress, sometimes despite the monarchs themselves rather than because of them. This beautifully illustrated and informative volume contains over 100 full-color historical reproductions.

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

Or, Life in the Palace: Consisting of Historical Sketches of Josephine and Maria Louisa, Louis Philippe, Ferdinand of Austria, Nicholas, Isabella II., Leopold, and Victoria

  • Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Kings
  • Page: 312
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The Kings and Queens of Britain

The Kings and Queens of Britain

  • Author: John Cannon,Anne Hargreaves
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191580287
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains a wealth of information on the rulers of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and legacies. There are almost 600 entries, which are organised by regions up to 1066 and by royal lines thereafter. Feature articles throughout the guide provide in-depth information on key royal topics, including Coronations, Regalia, the Tower of London, and - new to this edition - Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. Revised and updated to include recent events, such as the second marriage of Prince Charles, this new edition also contains a topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy. There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading, and a new appendix of recommended web links, accessed and kept up to date via a companion website. Comprehensive and elegantly written, this fascinating guide to the British monarchy is an essential reference resource for teachers and students of British history, and for anyone with an interest in Britain's rulers through the ages.

100 Great African Kings and Queens

100 Great African Kings and Queens

I Am the Nile

  • Author: Pusch Commey,Innocent Dembetembe
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781492245025
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 98
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Volume one of 100 GREAT AFRICAN KINGS AND QUEENS chronicle the amazing exploits of 10 extraordinary monarchs of the African continent. Spanning over 2000 years they range from Makeda, the magnificent Queen of Sheba, to the fearsome King Shaka of the Zulus. There is the famous last Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra V11 of Egypt, and there is the richest man who ever lived, Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali. Khufu of Egypt's pyramid of Giza continues to confound scientists, while the warrior Queen Yaa Asantewaa shames men. These extraordinary representatives of a massive African and World civilization celebrate a shared humanity without borders. The story of each is skillfully crafted to make it as readable as a fine thriller, teachable, and enjoyable. Subsequent volumes comprising 90 more Monarchs will complete this fascinating narrative of the greatest African Kings and Queens.

The Kings and Queens of England

The Kings and Queens of England

With Other Poems

  • Author: Mary Ann Hubbard Townsend Bigelow
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 142
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Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

  • Author: Macmillan Library Reference USA.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: 9780028653754
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 500
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Profiles one hundred seventy rulers, from ancient Egyptian pharoahs, through kings, queens, and emperors from different periods and countries, to living monarchs