Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs
From medieval conqueror to Renaissance autocrat to Victorian Empress to modern melodrama, Royal Panoply is the story of some of the most fascinating people in world history.
With her trademark blend of probing scholarship, lively prose, and psychological insight, Carolly Erickson focuses on each monarch’s entire life---from the puny, socially awkward Charles I, to the choleric, violent William the Conqueror, to the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, who was so heavy she had to be carried to her coronation. Royal Panoply recaptures the event-filled, often dangerous, always engaging lives of England’s kings and queens, set against the backdrop of a thousand years of Britain’s past.
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Review: Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English MonarchsUser Review - Jane Apperley - Goodreads
This is a book I bought a while ago and am re reading. I think it's an excellent book for children as well as adults. The author gives interesting details about the life and rule of each Monarch ... Read full review
Review: Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English MonarchsUser Review - Borax - Goodreads
A summary...it sucks to be the King. Your kids will hate you. You can't trust anyone. For some reason you will always be looking for a reason to invade France and Wales. People will do terrible things to your body as soon as you are dead. Read full review