The story of the United Kingdom’s kings and queensfilled with everything from power plays to romancecontinues 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!
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
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