On Royalty

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Viking, 2006 - Europe - 370 pages
26 Reviews
"In this study, Jeremy Paxman looks with characteristic intelligence and humour at every aspect of the monarchy and how politics, religion, the military and the law have affected it. From the execution of Charles I to the Abdication Crisis, from Queen Victoria to Elizabeth II, Paxman discovers how the role of head of state has changed over the years and what it means for the rest of us. What is it like to be royal, and what is the true function of someone with little actual power and whose only qualification is to have had the right parents?"--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families

User Review  - Frank O'connor - Goodreads

This is a book about the psychology of monarchy, examined from the perspective of both the monarch and their subjects. Its general theses is that the monarchy, like religion, is an irrational ... Read full review

Review: On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families

User Review  - Benn Jamieson - Goodreads

Bought this book for 2 pounds at a street market in Totnes. A good easy read about the royal family. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
First Find a Throne
25
Next Produce an Heir
45
Copyright

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