Kings & Queens (Little Books About Big Things)

Kings & Queens (Little Books About Big Things)

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by Victor Dorff
     
 

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The story of the United Kingdom’s kings and queens—filled with everything from power plays to romance—continues to enthrall us today.

In this fascinating book focusing on the monarchs, their relatives, and their realms, you’ll explore milestones (such as: Queen Victoria oversaw Great Britain during a period of tremendous technological,

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The story of the United Kingdom’s kings and queens—filled with everything from power plays to romance—continues to enthrall us today.

In this fascinating book focusing on the monarchs, their relatives, and their realms, you’ll explore milestones (such as: Queen Victoria oversaw Great Britain during a period of tremendous technological, political, and social change) along with other details (like this: she was vehemently opposed to efforts to win women the right to vote).

These are just a few of the entertaining facts you’ll find in Kings & Queens (Little Books About Big Things):

·         Buckingham Palace, the Royal Residence in London, has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms.

·         Richard the Lion Heart was King of England for ten years, but he barely spent ten months of that time in the country and he didn’t speak the language.

·         When Henry VIII died, he was buried next to his third wife, Jane Seymour, who was the mother of his only son, who became King Edward VI.

·         King Charles II, a notorious womanizer, is remembered as the “Merry Monarch.”

·         When George III died without a child eligible to become the monarch, his brother became King William IV, the oldest man ever to become King of England.

·         King Edward VII is credited with helping to bring about the Entente Cordiale of 1904, a treaty of political friendship with France that set the stage for the alliances that would dominate 20th-century Europe.

·         Queen Elizabeth II trained as a truck driver and mechanic during World War II.Ever wonder which American states were named after the English monarchs? Or what determines the number of rounds fired in a Royal salute? Look for the answers inside . . . and many more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435147164
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Victor Dorff does not believe he has a drop of royal blood in his veins (or anywhere else). As an American lawyer living in London years ago, he studied the British system of constitutional monarchy with amazement. Even today, he marvels at the persistence of the Royal Family and the role it plays in the governing of so many people in so many different lands. So far in life, Dorff has worn many hats—educator, inventor, entrepreneur, network news producer—but he has not given up hope that someday his collection of headgear will include a crown.

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