The British Monarchy For Dummies

The British Monarchy For Dummies

by Philip Wilkinson
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The British Monarchy For Dummies by Philip Wilkinson

Includes insights into the lives of the current royal family

Britain's heritage told through the colourful lives of its kings and queens

The monarchy is at the heart of British life. If you're going to understand Britain and its history, you need to understand the story of its royal family. This lively guide walks you through the history of the British monarchy from the earliest times to the present day and covers the colourful characters, extraordinary events, power struggles, and politics that have shaped one of the most famous institutions in the world.


  • The origins of the British monarchy
  • How the monarchy works
  • The relationship between the royal family and the general public
  • How the role of the monarch has changed over time
  • What the monarch and the rest of the royal family do all day

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470056813
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/29/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Philip Wilkinson was educated at Oxford University, after which he worked as an editor for various publishers in Britain. For the last 15 years or so, he has been a full-time writer specializing in history, the arts, and heritage. He has written books on these subjects for adults and for children, and his titles include What the Romans Did For Us, which accompanied the BBC television series presented by Adam Hart-Davis, the award-winning Amazing Buildings, and The English Buildings Book. He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and son.

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