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The lives of the kings and queens of England

The lives of the kings and queens of England

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Published by Futura in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Antonia Fraser.
ContributionsFraser, Antonia, 1932-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22224835M
ISBN 100860074498

She died in at Lambeth Palace in London. Henry was restored to the throne briefly in The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England, offers short biographical sketches of all the English monarchs since I'll try the sequel and see if it's any better.

They remained at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the war in spite of the bombing. When Henry died of food poisoning, the Council considered a woman unfit to rule and so offered the throne to Stephen, a grandson of William I. Probably not. I'll try the sequel and see if it's any better. He died just 5 weeks later.

Included are details of the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson; the acrimonious collapse of the marriages; the effect the media have had on the royal family's image; and the fire at Windsor Castle. Antonia Fraser and a collection of distinguished contributors bring the people and events to life in this lavishly illustrated volume that is both engrossing history and an excellent reference tool. EDMUND — Succeeded his half-bother Athelastan as king at the tender age of 18, having already fought alongside him at the Batlle of Brunanburh two years earlier. Her Hanoverian uncles had been treated with irreverence. In total, these intimate details help to enliven the narrative and to make the monarchs seem more lifelike. The execution of Mary Queen of Scots marred what was a glorious time in English history.


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The lives of the kings and queens of England Download PDF Ebook

This audio edition of The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England is an unabridged version with the exception that it lacks the genealogical tables and the descriptions of the coats of arms that are to be found in the print edition of this book. The execution of Mary Queen of Scots marred what was a glorious time in English history.

Nullam malesuada egestas tincidunt. He followed in the family tradition of defeating Norsemen, expelling the last Scandinavian King of YorkEric Bloodaxe, in Being essentially the chronicle of a family over the course of a thousand years, the dramatical effect is heightened and thought-provoking lessons and examples a few positive, but many negative abound.

This site is the product of having to research the titles for my own satisfaction after finding very little information about the books in print or on the internet. A staunch, high church Protestant, Anne was 37 years old when she succeeded to the throne.

Use the link above to see a list of what was published in this sub-series. He was beaten by the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn in His two sons, Eadwig and Edgar, were perhaps considered too young to become kings. This audio edition was based upon the revised edition of The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England.

He entered Parliament in and became active in events leading to the Civil War.

Lives of The Kings and Queens of England by Antonia Fraser

She was executed inaged The biographical entries, themselves, were authored by eight outstanding historians. Aged just 25, and whilst celebrating the feast of Augustine, Edmund was stabbed by a The lives of the kings and queens of England book in his royal hall at Pucklechurch near Bath.

A collection of biographical sketches that encompasses the period from the establishment of monarchical power by the early Norman kings through the reign of Elizabeth II, The Lives of the Kings and The lives of the kings and queens of England book of England tells the stories of many monarchs and their colorful lives--some merry, some cruel, some heroic, others sinister.

Sed at augue sit amet ipsum viverra ullamcorper. His morals were poor he had many mistresses and had at least one illegitimate son and even his contemporaries disapproved of him. Before his accession he lived with a Mrs.

The Pope excommunicated him. The biographical information on each monarch is much less detailed than in the book reviewed here, but it does include some additional tidbits that these authors overlooked, and overall it is more extensive in its presentation: pre-Norman history all the way back to ancient times, the Scottish royal house, notable castles, palaces and residences, etc.

Besides editing the book, Fraser also wrote a detailed introduction that explains the purpose and scope of the book. Duis ut nisl in mi eleifend faucibus egestas aliquet arcu.

The eldest son of Edward IV, he succeeded to the throne at the tender age of 13 and reigned for only two months, the shortest-lived monarch in English history. After the collapse of the Protectorate following the death of Oliver Cromwell and the flight of Richard Cromwell to France, the Army and Parliament asked Charles to take the throne.

This book was edited by Lady Antonia Fraser who has written several well-received biographies, including those of Mary, Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell.

Although very popular he was a weak king and his foreign policy was inept. A collection of biographical sketches that encompasses the period from the establishment of monarchical power by the early Norman kings through the reign of Elizabeth II, The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England tells the stories of many monarchs and their colorful lives--some merry, some cruel, some heroic, others sinister.

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