Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs

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Macmillan, May 2, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 351 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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ROYAL PANOPLY: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

After her first venture into fiction (The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, 2005), Erickson returns to the familiar turf of royal biography (Alexandra, 2001, etc.).From William of Normandy, who seized ... Read full review

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User Review  - LucyB. - LibraryThing

I’d love to start off this review by giving you an all-around basic idea about what the book is about, but there’s a lot more to this read than meets the eye. Unlike many of the other books that I ... Read full review

Contents

WILLIAM I
1
WILLIAM I I
11
HENRY I
19
STEPHEN
27
HENRY I I
34
RICHARD I
43
JOHN
51
HENRY I I I
59
ELIZABETH I
177
JAMES I
186
CHARLES I
194
CHARLES I I
203
JAMES I I
212
WILLIAM I I I AND MARY I I
220
ANNE
229
GEORGE I
238

EDWARD I
67
EDWARD I I
75
EDWARD I I I
84
RICHARD I I
91
HENRY IV
100
HENRY V
109
HENRY VI
118
EDWARD IV
125
RICHARD I I I
135
HENRY VII
143
HENRY VIII
152
EDWARD VI
161
MARY I
168
GEORGE I I
246
GEORGE I I I
253
GEORGE IV
262
WILLIAM IV
271
VICTORIA
279
EDWARD VII
288
GEORGE V
297
EDWARD VIII
306
GEORGE VI
315
ELIZABETH II
323
Index
333
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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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