The Kings & Queens of England: A Dark History: 1066 to the Present Dayby Brenda Ralph Lewis
Despite its prestigious reputation as the longest-established and most-admired monarchy in Europe, the history of the British royal family is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has seen three civil wars; six monarchs have been murdered or executed; the throne of England has been usurped four times, and won in battle three times; and personal scandals and royal family quarrels abound.
Kings & Queens of England provides an exciting and dramatic account of English royal history from 1066 to the present day. Packed with lavish illustrations, this engrossing book explores the scandal and intrigue behind each royal dynasty, from the 'accidental' murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and 'Bloody' Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997.
Carefully researched and superbly entertaining, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalities and real lives of the individuals honored with the crown of Englandand those unfortunate enough to cross their paths.
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