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Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy
     

Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

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by David Starkey
 

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From the historian and bestselling author who will be Katie Couric's CBS live coanchor for the royal wedding comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy, including royal weddings

 

Charting the British monarchy's roller-coaster history, this compelling volume starts with the warring tribal kings who

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From the historian and bestselling author who will be Katie Couric's CBS live coanchor for the royal wedding comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy, including royal weddings

 

Charting the British monarchy's roller-coaster history, this compelling volume starts with the warring tribal kings who continued to exercise their sway under the Romans. New material on the late Middle Ages and the Wars of the Roses takes readers up to the turbulent reign of the Tudors and on through the chaos of the Civil War that first unseated and then beheaded a king. Bringing the tempestuous story up to the present, David Starkey guides readers through the abdication of Edward VIII and the dissolution of the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, with a new chapter on the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, previous royal weddings, and the future of the monarchy. Bringing to life a cast of colorful characters, this overview of the history of Britain through its kings and queens provides an in-depth examination of the monarchy, as well as a vivid and iconoclastic portrait of British culture, politics, and nationhood, embodied in an institution that has defined the realm for nearly 2,000 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007307708
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
524

Meet the Author

David Starkey is the author of Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne and Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. He will be broadcasting on the upcoming royal wedding for the BBC. One of the foremost contemporary commentators on the monarchy, he is a winner of the W. H. Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, presented by Britain's Historical Association.

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