A reference book containing complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain from AD 800 to the present day. It gives biographical data of every monarch and their relations, drawing on both ancient and modern authorities.A reference book containing complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain from AD 800 to the present day. It gives biographical data of every monarch and their relations, drawing on both ancient and modern authorities.Read Less
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Great reference for all you British royal family nerds out there. Ms. Weir goes through the entire family tree of each monarch with very useful information.
Oct 7, 2010
Enjoyed the book very much. It was very informative.and I would recomend it to others.
May 21, 2010
From Egbert to Elizabeth II, Britain's monarchs all had ancestry and progeny. Alison Weir's useful compendium of genealogy identifies each monarch's parents, children, grandchildren and spouses, and also includes, when possible, places of birth, death and marriage. It is fascinating to discover how various royal persons married into which noble houses. It certainly makes clear the sort of family politics operating just underneath international concerns in the Middle Ages! History students of all sorts will find this volume carefully researched and well organized for easy access to all sorts of answers to all sorts of queries. Ms. Weir has clearly done a staggering amount of research to amass this information and has then presented it in a clear, lucid style. Anyone with an interest in British History should thank her sincerely.
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