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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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She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth image
She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
In medieval England, man was the ruler of woman, and the king was the ruler of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? In She-Wolves, celebrated historian Helen Castor tells the dramati...

£10.99

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power - and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is fifty, there is relentless plotting among ...

£10.99

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Elizabeth I
Locked in the Tower of London, Elizabeth never expected to become queen. This is her incredible story, from outcast princess to one of England’s greatest ever rulers, who led her country into an...

£5.99

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The Story Of Queen Victoria
Victoria was just 18 when she was crowned Queen in 1837 - a tiny figure, with a will of iron. She made Britain great and the people loved her for it. But in 1861 tragedy struck, when her husband Alber...

£7.99

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The Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford
In her diaries Lady Anne Clifford documents both the great and the trivial events of her long life. They cover her life from her childhood days, when she witnessed the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I, to...

£12.99

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Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant
Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. Described by Swift as a consummate courtier who packed away her ‘private virtues…...

£10.99

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Proud Northern Lady
Anne Clifford died in 1676, full of years and honours, ‘the great wise woman’ of Bishop Rainbow’s funeral oration, ‘fitter for a history than a sermon’. The history had t...

£9.99

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Victoria & Abdul
Now a major feature film starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul originally published in 2010, tells the true story of how a young Indian servant came to play a central role at the heart of the...

£9.99

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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...

£20.00

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Queen Victoria: A Personal History
In 1837, Victoria came to the throne at the age of 18, a pretty girl, not five feet tall, to preside over what was, perhaps, the most momentous period in British history. During the 64 years of her re...

£14.99

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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...

£7.99

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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...

£8.99

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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 ...

£6.00

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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...

£6.99

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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 ...

£7.99

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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 ...

£12.99

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At Home with Henry VIII
Henry VIII is one of the most recognizable of English monarchs, famous for his great weight, and his six wives. But what was it really like to be Henry VIII, or to be married to him? How did he live, ...

£16.99

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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...

£12.99

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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 ...

£12.99

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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 ...

£9.99

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