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The Kings and Queens of Britain
     

The Kings and Queens of Britain

by John Cannon
 

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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,

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191580284
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Series:
Oxford Quick Reference
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
853,444
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Professor John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He has edited several titles, including The Letters of Junius, The Oxford Companion to British History, and The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians, which was awarded a Library Association prize for reference works. His other publications include The Fox-North Coalition, Parliamentary Reform, Aristocratic Century, The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy, and Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England. Dr Anne Hargreaves was formerly a clinical academic at Welsh National School of Medicine, and Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle. She was co-editor of Medicine in Northumbria and author of White as Whales Bone, a study of dental practice in early modern England. She was a major contributor to the Oxford Companion to British History.

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