Complete Idiot's Guide to British Royalty

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Alpha Books, Nov 1, 1997 - History - 332 pages
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Princess Diana's tragic death sparked worldwide mourning unlike anything ever seen, and revealed virtually everyones hidden fascination with British royalty. Here, for the first time in an easy-to-understand format, 13 centuries of royal families past and present are unraveled and explained, from the Anglo-Saxon Kings who conquered the Vikings; to the medieval Tudors; to the power-hungry colonial rulers; to the figureheads today and, of course, to the remarkable influence of the late People's Princess. Includes: family trees; fascinating tales of conquest, torture, and scandal; rules of etiquette; royal places to visit; and an in-depth analysis of what will happen to Diana and Charles kids, also known as the heir and the spare. Richard Buskin, author of The New York Times best seller "Princess Diana: Her Life Story" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Beatles, ," is a journalist whose articles have been published in the "New York Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Observer, and The Independent." A native of London, England and resident of Los Angeles, California, he has also written books on Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and John Lennon.

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Reviewed March/April 1999 Fantastic Reading! I must have this book - it explains British History from beginning to end. This is the book I’ve wanted to write but I wouldn’t have done even a tenth as ... Read full review

Contents

fill in the Family
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All in the Family
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Royal Customs Regal Trappings
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Copyright

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