Brief Lives of the English Monarchs: From William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

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Constable, 2007 - Great Britain - 450 pages
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Hunchbacked Richard III, the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, the grieving widow Victoria, and the romatic who gave up his throne for love, Edward VIII - often the colourful kings and queens of England seem like mere caricature, while less familiar rulers like William IV or Henry VI have faded into the shadows of history. The author presents these rulers such as - the puny Charles I, nervous, tense and socially awkward, the frail slight Richard II, melancholic and sad, the homosexual James I with his handsome favourites, and the stuttering William II.

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Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of "Rival to the Queen", "The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots", "The First Elizabeth", "The Hidden Life of Josephine", "The Last Wife of Henry VIII", and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel "The Tsarina s Daughter" won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

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