The complete idiot's guide to British royalty
Princess Diana's tragic death sparked worldwide mourning unlike anything ever seen, and revealed virtually everyones hidden fascination with British royalty. Here, for the first time in an easy-to-understand format, 13 centuries of royal families past and present are unraveled and explained, from the Anglo-Saxon Kings who conquered the Vikings; to the medieval Tudors; to the power-hungry colonial rulers; to the figureheads today and, of course, to the remarkable influence of the late People's Princess. Includes: family trees; fascinating tales of conquest, torture, and scandal; rules of etiquette; royal places to visit; and an in-depth analysis of what will happen to Diana and Charles kids, also known as the heir and the spare. Richard Buskin, author of The New York Times best seller "Princess Diana: Her Life Story" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Beatles, ," is a journalist whose articles have been published in the "New York Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Observer, and The Independent." A native of London, England and resident of Los Angeles, California, he has also written books on Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Reviewed March/April 1999 Fantastic Reading! I must have this book - it explains British History from beginning to end. This is the book I’ve wanted to write but I wouldn’t have done even a tenth as good of a job as this author id. My only criticism of this author is that he tends to dwell on Princess Diana, way too much. He is also the author of “Her Life Story,” so I guess Diana may be his specialty.
Review: Complete Idiot's Guide to BRITISH ROYALTY (The Complete Idiot's Guide)User Review - Sara W - Goodreads
Despite the title, this is actually a great resource. I use this book to supplement the historical fiction I read. It's especially helpful for the chapter about the kings prior to William the ... Read full review
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