Timeline of Kings & Queens: From Charlemagne to Elizabeth II by Gordon Kerr, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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Timeline of Kings & Queens: From Charlemagne to Elizabeth II

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by Gordon Kerr
     
 

Timeline of Kings & Queens explores the evolving concept of monarchy, through the lives of some of the most powerful and fascinating individuals who ever lived:

  • During his short life Alexander the Great conquered much of the known world, and founded over 70 major cities in his vast Empire.
  • Henry VIII believed so strongly in his God

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Timeline of Kings & Queens explores the evolving concept of monarchy, through the lives of some of the most powerful and fascinating individuals who ever lived:

  • During his short life Alexander the Great conquered much of the known world, and founded over 70 major cities in his vast Empire.
  • Henry VIII believed so strongly in his God given right to power, that he rejected his Pope and his children in order to found his own church.
  • Queen Victoria of Great Britain came to the throne a sheltered and down-trodden young girl, but went on to become a formidable and commanding Queen and Empress.
This illustrated history documents all of these amazing lives, plus many more. The timeline is accompanied by short articles that focus on people, objects and events of particular interest, such as the Scottish Stone of Destiny, the marriage of Victoria and Albert, and the life of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435108684
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Timeline of Kings & Queens 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The_letter_m More than 1 year ago
This is easily one of the best in-print reference guides for Western History from 800-present, especially when dealing with dynastic successions in unfamiliar geographic regions. It has very succinct, very accurate year by year encyclopedic entries on monarchs on the Continent, the UK and Russia (the last was a bit of a pleasant surprise, honestly). The author did a really nice job on this one. I keep it handy when reading Spengler and Toynbee and find it helpful in general at keeping a broad perspective on history. Also, it makes a fun coffee table book and conversation starter for the history buff. It's also just fun to page through sometimes. Highly recommended for the history buff, scholar, or student.
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XrhondaX More than 1 year ago
This book is good for a quick reference, but does not go into alot of details on each person.