Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2007 - History - 368 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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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

I
1
HENRY I
19
STEPHEN
27
HENRY II
34
RICHARD I
43
JOHN
51
HENRY III
59
EDWARD I
67
RICHARD II
91
HENRY IV
100
HENRY V
109
109
118
ANNE
229
x
246
GEORGE IV
262
WILLIAM IV
271

EDWARD II
75
EDWARD III
84

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Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra, and a dozen other prize-winning biographies. She lives in Hawaii.

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