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Dark History of the Kings & Queens of England

Dark History of the Kings & Queens of England

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Buckle your seatbelt for an entertaining and rocky royal ride from 1066 to the present day—more than a millennium of royal shenanigans, from the “accidental” murder of William II in 1100, through the horrific decrees of Richard III, Henry VIII and “Bloody” Mary, to rumors of conspiracy about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Meet family rivals, mistresses, lovers, assassins and traitors, through abdications, executions, murders, rebellions and civil wars. Family trees help you follow complicated maneuverings and sad fates, and sort out rivals, usurpers and failed successors. A remarkably good read about royals behaving badly, and those who crossed their paths. Hardcover, with more than 220 photographs and illustrations; 256 pages.

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Despite its reputation as the longest established in Europe, the history of the English monarchy is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has seen three civil wars; six monarchs have been murdered or executed; the throne of England has been usurped four times, and won in battle three times; and personal scandals and royal family quarrels abound. Dark History of the Kings & Queens of England provides an exciting and dramatic account of English royal history from 1066 to the present day. This engrossing book explores the scandal and intrigue behind each royal dynasty, from the ‘accidental’ murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and ‘Bloody’ Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. Carefully researched, superbly entertaining and illustrated throughout with more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs and artworks, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalities and real lives of the individuals honored with the crown of England—and those unfortunate enough to cross their paths.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Brenda Ralph Lewis has written more than 100 books and hundreds of magazine articles, as well as radio and television documentaries, on subjects including history (both ancient and modern), myth and legend, animal and insect life, archaeology and genealogy. She lives in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 220 photographs and illustrations; 256 pages
UPC Code : 9781782743187
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