Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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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 Monarchs

User Review  - Charlene Vickers - Goodreads

Lots of historical blunders here, and some jarring quirks in diction and syntax. For example, Ericksen confuses the words "homosexual" and "homoerotic"; although this is often deliberate among the Pat ... Read full review

Review: Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs

User Review  - Susan Trofatter - Goodreads

It's the People magazine version of monarchs' bios in the order of their reigns. It provides key information at a glance. Each bio will take only a few minutes to read, but info is detailed without ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
HENRY I
19
STEPHEN
27
HENRY II
34
RICHARD I
43
JOHN
51
HENRY III
59
EDWARD I
67
RICHARD II
91
HENRY IV
100
HENRY V
109
109
118
ANNE
229
x
246
GEORGE IV
262
WILLIAM IV
271

EDWARD II
75
EDWARD III
84

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About the author (2007)

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra, and a dozen other prize-winning biographies. She lives in Hawaii.

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