The Kings and Queens of Britain / Edition 2

The Kings and Queens of Britain / Edition 2

by John Cannon, Anne Hargreaves
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199559228

ISBN-13: 9780199559220

Pub. Date: 05/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The rich pageant of Britains history emerges nowhere more colorfully than in the story of its kings and queens. This new paperback offers an attractive and authoritative account of the British monarchy, tracing the crowns full history from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains almost 600

Overview

The rich pageant of Britains history emerges nowhere more colorfully than in the story of its kings and queens. This new paperback offers an attractive and authoritative account of the British monarchy, tracing the crowns full history from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings, and genealogies, it contains almost 600 entries that offer a wealth of information on the rulers of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and legacies. It also sheds light on such topics as the right of succession, coronations and marriages, regalia, the Tower of London, and, new to this edition, Westminster Abbey and St. Pauls Cathedral. Revised and fully updated to include recent events, such as the second marriage of Prince Charles, this edition also contains a topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy and its relevance in the 21st century. There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading, and a new appendix of recommended web links that can be found on a regularly updated companion website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199559220
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/02/2009
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsvi
List of Genealogiesvi
Prefacevii
Abbreviationsix
Myths3
Romano-British Rulers 55BC-C.AD5006
Kent 449-82515
Sussex 477-78023
Essex 570-82525
East Anglia 5th cent.-90328
Lindsey33
Deira 560-65133
Bernicia 547-92735
Northumbria 600-86739
Mercia c.600-91843
Hwicce 660-78052
Wessex 495-92453
Viking York 867-95463
Isle of Man69
Pre-Conquest England 924-106669
Ireland c.445-121084
Picts and Early Scots c.495-82088
Alba and Early Scotland 842-103492
Gwynedd 5th cent.-128399
Powys c.420-1269109
Deheubarth 904-1231113
Smaller Welsh Kingdoms120
House of Dunkeld 1034-1290121
Balliol and Bruce 1292-1371139
Stewarts 1371-1603146
Normans 1066-1154174
Angevins and Plantagenets 1154-1399189
Lancastrians and Yorkists 1399-1485226
Tudors 1485-1603247
Stuarts 1603-1714275
Hanoverians 1714-1917313
Windsors 1917349
Acknowledgement of Sources365
Further Reading366
Glossary367
Index369

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