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Kings and Queens

There has been no greater influence in the history of England and Great Britain, than the respective Monarchies that have ruled over the past 1200 years since the Anglo-Saxon King Egbert became the first King of the English and establishing the lineage of Kings and Queens.

English Heritage has a wide variety of books discussing the history of Britain’s Kings and Queens.

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Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert
When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. His death was a catastrophe for Victoria, who not only adored her husband but had, throu...


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Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine
Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to...


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Victoria & Abdul
The tall handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four when he arrived in England from Agra to wait all tables during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk an Agra Central jail, he sudde...


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Victoria and Albert:
This major contribution to studies of the Victorian era explores the period from Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 to Prince Albert's death in 1861. These were the years when Buckingham Palac...


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The Victoria Letters
The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. At only 18 years old, Vic...


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Bess of Hardwick
Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15, wedded at 16 and still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than ...


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The Last Days of Richard III & the Fate of His DNA
The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard's last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth ...


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Lionheart and Lackland
Anyone who has seen The Lion in Winter will remember the vicious, compelling world of the Plantagenets and readers of the romance of Robin Hood will be familiar with the typecasting of Good King Richa...


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The Tudors: Henry VII to Henry VIII
For the first time in decades, a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule England. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone ...


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The Queen's Secret
Desire and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I Warwickshire, 1575 Pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester, he ...


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The Queen's London
In the last years of the nineteenth century, The Queen’s London: A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Great Metropolis was published. The work, a collection of some of the finest photograph...


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The History of the Kings of Britain
Completed in 1136, The History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portra...


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Britain's Kings and Queens
This title presents a concise, informative history in words and pictures of Britain's 56 sovereigns from Alfred the Great in the 9th century to our reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. This book ...


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Cruel Kings & Mean Queens
Horrible historical facts on our shocking sovereigns, from William the Conker up to Lizzie the Last. Which king died after falling off the toilet? Why did people think King John was a werewolf? These ...


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Kings & Queens
Kings and queens have always provided their subjects with a great deal to talk about.  But how much do we really know about them? In this fascinating and witty look at kings and queens of En...


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Kings and Queens sticker book
A special, Diamond Jubilee edition of this gloriously illustrated sticker book featuring over 100 stickers with portraits of British kings and queens from the 10th century to the present day. Child...


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The Elizabethans
A time of war and plague, politics and rebellion, personal heroism and religious fanaticism. When if you were born poor you stayed poor, and the thumbscrews and the rack could be the grim prelude to t...

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