Crown And Country. The Kings & Queens Of England. A History

Starkey David

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publisher Place: Uk
Publisher Year: 2010
Edition: Reprint

Description: 520 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: An exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. With a new chapter on Royal Weddings this is essential reading for those who want to understand more about how monarchy has shaped the British nation.The monarchy is one of Britains most venerable and revered institutions but also one of its most tumultuous. In this substantially revised, updated and expanded compendium of two earlier volumes, David Starkey charts its roller-coaster history, starting with the warring tribal kings who continued to exercise their sway under the Romans. New material on the late Middle Ages and the Wars of the Roses brings the story to the turbulent reign of the Tudors and on through the chaos of the Civil War that first unseated and then beheaded a king.The Republic that followed Charles Is execution smashed the Imperial Crown and attempted to eradicate the word ‘king from the language. For a time, it seemed the throne itself had died with its most recent occupant. And yet, vulnerable though it had been shown to be, the monarchy also proved surprisingly resilient.Starkey brings the tempestuous story up to the present, guiding us through the abdication of Edward VIII and the dissolution of the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, with a new chapter on the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, royal weddings and the future of monarchy.

ISBN: 9780007432004


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