The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
The lives of England's Kings and Queens, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This painstakingly illustrated book celebrates the Great ... Show synopsis The lives of England's Kings and Queens, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II. This painstakingly illustrated book celebrates the Great Dynasties of English Royalty, from the establishment of the monarchical power base by the early Norman Kings through to the present Queen. The stories of the many monarchs and their colourful lives - some merry, some cruel, some heroic, others sinister - are presented by Antonia Fraser and a collection of specialist contributors who examine the histories of well loved monarchs such as Victoria as well as the lesser known such as Richard III. This edition includes a new essay detailing the recently tumultuous reign of the Windsors. Accompanying the text are 175 contemporary illustrations and drawings of the Royal coat of arms, with their significance explained by J.P.Brooke - Little, Richmond Herald of Arms. This is a glittering story of a thousand years of English history, as told through the lives and deeds of the nation's sovereigns.