The Kings and Queens of England

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W. M. Ormrod
Tempus, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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The kings and queens of England have an enduring hold over the cultural psyche of the British. Whether itís William the Conquerorís slaying of Harold Godwinson, King Johnís mythic badness, or Henry VIIIís readiness to behead his unfortunate wives, these monarchs hold both legendary and symbolic positions in the public imagination, but are also integral to how history and events have shaped England today. In this new illustrated edition, expert historians vividly present the lives of the countryís monarchs from the warrior kings of the so-called Dark Ages through to the present queen.

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Ormrod is Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.

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