Brief Lives of the English Monarchs: From William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

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Constable & Robinson Limited, 2007 - Great Britain - 450 pages
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Hunchbacked Richard III, the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, the grieving widow Victoria, and the romatic who gave up his throne for love, Edward VIII - often the colourful kings and queens of England seem like mere caricature, while less familiar rulers like William IV or Henry VI have faded into the shadows of history. The author presents these rulers such as - the puny Charles I, nervous, tense and socially awkward, the frail slight Richard II, melancholic and sad, the homosexual James I with his handsome favourites, and the stuttering William II.

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Prize-winning historian and biographer Carolly Erickson reaches an expanding popular audience worldwide while attaining exceptional critical acclaim. Among her books are "The Medieval Vision; Bloody Mary; Great Harry; The First Elizabeth; Mistress Anne; Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England" (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in biography); "Bonnie Prince Charlie; To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette; (Treat Catherine; Her Little Majesty: A Life of Queen Victoria;" and the forthcoming "Season of the Swan: The Life of Josephine." She lives in Hawaii.

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