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Overview

This brand new dictionary gives a detailed history of the kings and queens of Britain, ranging from mythical and early pre-conquest rulers to the present House of Windsor. Covering English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs, the entries are ordered in sections, by regions for pre-1066 monarchs (Romano-British rulers, Viking York), and then by royal lines (Tudors, Hanoverian). From King Arthur to Queen Victoria, Owain Glyn Dwr to Vortigern, the dictionary gives comprehensive coverage of the rulers, their regnal dates, policies, characters, and the roles they played in shaping history.
  • Fully illustrated with images of various monarchs, as well as regional maps and genealogies
  • Detailed boxed entries give information on themes such as Coronations and Regalia, and on significant royal residences or traditions like Sandringham House and Touching for the King's Evil
  • There are illustrations, regional maps, and genealogies to add to the main text
  • The dictionary gives comprehensive coverage of the English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs

About the Authors:
John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He is the editor of The Letters of Junius and The Oxford Companion to British History, and is the author of The Illustrated History of the British Monarchy.

Anne Hargreaves was formerly a clinical academic at the Welsh National School of Medicine, and at the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne. She was a major contributor to The Oxford Companion to British History.

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First published in 2001 and reprinted with new covers in 2004, this work has been fully updated and details the pedigree, birth order, and political legacies of 600 English, Irish, and Welsh regents. Cannon (Aristocratic Century) and Hargreaves (formerly with Welsh National Sch. of Medicine) briefly explore mythical rulers like Lear, Cole, and Arthur. Thereafter, content is organized chronologically, with entries running several paragraphs. Before the Norman Conquest, monarchs are categorized by region. After 1066, they appear under ruling House. Studded with informative black-and-white artifact illustrations, maps, portraits, and family trees, this extensive quick-reference complements Mike Ashley's British Kings and Queens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199559220
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/2/2009
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,253,034
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He is the editor of The Letters of Junius and The Oxford Companion to British History, and is the author of The Illustrated History of the British Monarchy. Anne Hargreaves was formerly a clinical academic at the Welsh National School of Medicine, and at the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne. She was a major contributor to The Oxford Companion to British History.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps vi
List of Genealogies vi
Preface vii
Abbreviations ix
Myths 3
Romano-British Rulers 55BC-C.AD500 6
Kent 449-825 15
Sussex 477-780 23
Essex 570-825 25
East Anglia 5th cent.-903 28
Lindsey 33
Deira 560-651 33
Bernicia 547-927 35
Northumbria 600-867 39
Mercia c.600-918 43
Hwicce 660-780 52
Wessex 495-924 53
Viking York 867-954 63
Isle of Man 69
Pre-Conquest England 924-1066 69
Ireland c.445-1210 84
Picts and Early Scots c.495-820 88
Alba and Early Scotland 842-1034 92
Gwynedd 5th cent.-1283 99
Powys c.420-1269 109
Deheubarth 904-1231 113
Smaller Welsh Kingdoms 120
House of Dunkeld 1034-1290 121
Balliol and Bruce 1292-1371 139
Stewarts 1371-1603 146
Normans 1066-1154 174
Angevins and Plantagenets 1154-1399 189
Lancastrians and Yorkists 1399-1485 226
Tudors 1485-1603 247
Stuarts 1603-1714 275
Hanoverians 1714-1917 313
Windsors 1917 349
Acknowledgement of Sources 365
Further Reading 366
Glossary 367
Index 369
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