The Kings and Queens of Britain / Edition 2

The Kings and Queens of Britain / Edition 2

by John Cannon, Anne Hargreaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199559228

ISBN-13: 9780199559220

Pub. Date: 05/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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,…  See more details below

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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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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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