The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Revised and Updated / Edition 1

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, Revised and Updated / Edition 1

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by Antonia Fraser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520224604

ISBN-13: 9780520224605

Pub. Date: 02/15/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

Since 1066, that most famous date in English history, forty people from ten dynasties have sat on the throne of England. Antonia Fraser introduces this pageant of royalty and eight specialist contributors bring to life the characters of each incumbent. Accompanying the text are extensive family trees, a range of contemporary and historical images, and essays on the

Overview

Since 1066, that most famous date in English history, forty people from ten dynasties have sat on the throne of England. Antonia Fraser introduces this pageant of royalty and eight specialist contributors bring to life the characters of each incumbent. Accompanying the text are extensive family trees, a range of contemporary and historical images, and essays on the heraldic devices of the different monarchs.

Over the last nine centuries the role and powers of the crown have changed hugely, partly as a result of the characters and abilities of its various holders but also because of evolving historical circumstances. The biographers touch on politics, society and the economy to highlight important features of a reign, but above all they convey the personal histories, the strengths, weaknesses and convictions of the monarchs and the impact they had on their kingdom. From the colourful medieval kings who led their armies to battle, inspiring playwrights and poets, the dignified if repressed court of the Queen-Empress Victoria, to the present day, the whole spectrum of English royal life is displayed in a succinct and fascinating way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520224605
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/15/2000
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
11.32(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Coats of Arms14
List of Coats of Arms15
The Normans
William I 1066-8720
William II 1087-110027
Henry I 1100-3530
Stephen 1135-5436
The Angevins
Henry II 1154-8942
Richard I 1189-9954
John 1199-121662
The Plantagenets
Henry III 1216-7272
Edward I 1272-130779
Edward II 1307-2787
Edward III 1327-7794
Richard II 1377-99103
The House of Lancaster
Henry IV 1399-1413114
Henry V 1413-22120
Henry VI 1422-71128
The House of York
Edward IV 1461-83142
Richard III 1483-5152
The Tudors
Henry VII 1485-1509162
Henry VIII 1509-47171
Edward VI 1547-53185
Mary I 1553-8191
Elizabeth I 1558-1603198
The Stuarts
James I 1603-25216
Charles I 1625-49224
Charles II 1660-85234
James II 1685-8240
William III 1688-1702 And Mary II 1688-94247
Anne 1702-14254
The House of Hanover
George I 1714-27264
George II 1727-60272
George III 1760-1820280
George IV 1820-30288
William IV 1830-7294
Victoria 1830-1901299
The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Edward VII 1901-10320
The House of Windsor
George V 1910-36330
Edward VIII 1936340
George VI 1936-52349
Elizabeth II 1952-358
Index376
Acknowledgments384
Genealogical Tables
The Normans and Angevins18
The Plantagents70
The Houses of Lancaster and York136
The Tudors and Stuarts214
The House of Hanover262
The Houses of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Windsor326

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A magnificent royal time line of the famous and infamous from the Normans through the Plantagenets to the House of Windsor. Interesting and thorough family trees accompany each section. Illustrations are of the highest quality. This title also contains unusual and useful tid-bit information which makes it a marvelous resourse for home and library.