The Kings& amp; Queens of England offers elegant portraits of 59 English monarchs from Harold II to Henry VIII, and from Æthelred the Unready to Elizabeth II. Each sovereign is concisely and memorably profiled and the impact of his or her rule on wider English, and ndeed world history, clearly described and analyzed. For every king and queen there is a detailed timeline of key events, and he arrative is further amplified by quotations, feature boxes, panels of key biographical facts, and—last but not least—by 135 lavish full-color images.
Bestselling Ian Crofton ecounts a 1000-year tale of kidnapping, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, civil war, and revolution in a manner that is als captivating as it is insightfu. The Kings& amp; Queens of England is he perfect choice for anyone looking for an illustrated and accessible history of the English monarchy from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.