The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Kings & Queens of Britain: A Magnificent and Authoritative History of the Royalty of Britain, the Rulers, Their Consorts and Families, and the Pretenders to the Throne


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In this beautifully illustrated volume, Charles Phillips charts the complete history of the royal families of Britain. Beginning in earliest times with the legend of King Arthur, Eric Bloodaxe and the real-life history of Macbeth, he describes the lives and legends of the kings and queens of Britain, their consorts and children, and the pretenders, usurpers and regents who played a role in the making of the United Kingdom. Fact boxes highlight the essential events of each reign, as well as maps, charts and family trees. A valuable reference book for any historian, this guide will fascinate every reader interested in one of the longest-running monarchies in the world.


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Charles Phillips is a graduate of Oxford University and holds an MA from the University of Westminster, London. He has written The Illustrated History of Knights and the Golden Age of Chivalry, and was a contributing author to The Chronicle of the Royal Family.

General Fields

  • : 9781780194820
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : 0.658
  • : February 2016
  • : 220mm X 168mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 941.0099
  • : 256
  • : HB
  • : Over 500 photographs