The Kings and Queens of Britain [NOOK Book]

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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
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The Kings and Queens of Britain

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Overview

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.
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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: 9780191580284
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 3/26/2009
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 923,639
  • File size: 20 MB
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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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