Kings and Queens

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HarperCollins, 1998 - Reference - 255 pages
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An illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, now in a new flexibinding This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding, providing the durability of a hardback with the flexibility of a paperback. The stylish new cover design will enliven this and 70 other bestselling Gems. Collins Gem Kings & Queens contains biographies and historical background to rulers from the Ancient British chiefs and Celtic tribes to Elizabeth II. * A photograph or contemporary illustration * Details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place * An overview of his or her reign, outlining the major events and personal tragedies, the wars, celebrations and conspiracies. In addition there are features on pivotal events, including the Wars of the Roses, the Gunpowder Plot, Home Rule and the British Empire. Genealogical charts for the various royal houses complete this essential guide to British royalty.

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