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Collins Gem Kings And Queens : Collins Gem - Neil Grant

Collins Gem Kings And Queens

Collins Gem

By: Neil Grant, Alison Plowden (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th October 2004
ISBN: 9780007188857
Number Of Pages: 256

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A copiously illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, complete with concise genealogical charts and details of key historical events.

The book is divided into five sections, together with a Compendium at the end.

Part One, presents information about Pre-Saxon rule, including details about ancient British chiefs, Roman rulers and the Roman Conquest. Part Two provides information about Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with sections on Robert I and the Wars of Independence, The Union of the Crowns, the Princes of Wales and the High Kingship of Ireland.
Part Three discusses the Saxons, Normans and Plantagenets. Part Four gives details about the Tudors and Stuarts. Part Five presents an in-depth discussion of the houses from Hanover to Windsor.

Parts Two to Five provide all the essential information you will need to know about Kings and Queens including details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place for each monarch.

In addition an overview is given for each reign outlining major events and personal tragedies, war, celebrations and conspiracies.

Industry Reviews

`A must-have resource for writers, teachers, everyone! Everything you need to know about the Kings and Queens of England is right here in this tiny volume. If you can't keep your Edwards or Henrys straight, you need this pocket book'.

Introductionp. 6
How To Use This Bookp. 8
Pre-Saxon Rulep. 10
Ancient British Chiefsp. 10
Boudiccap. 14
The Roman Conquestp. 16
Roman Rulersp. 18
Dark Agesp. 20
Scotland, Ireland and Walesp. 22
Kings of Scotsp. 22
Robert I and the Wars of Independencep. 40
Floddenp. 49
The Union of the Crownsp. 53
Irish Kingsp. 54
The High Kingship of Irelandp. 58
Princes of Walesp. 60
Major Welsh Rulersp. 61
Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, 'the Great'p. 72
Saxons, Normans and Plantagenetsp. 76
Anglo-Saxon Kingdomsp. 76
The Vikings and the House of Wessexp. 96
Saxon Kings of Englandp. 97
Danish Kingsp. 105
The Normansp. 114
The Norman Conquestp. 116
The Angevinsp. 128
The King and the Archbishopp. 132
The Earl Marshalp. 138
The Wars of the Roses'p. 156
Tudors and Stuartsp. 164
The Tudorsp. 164
The Wives of Henry VIIIp. 170
The Stuartsp. 178
The Gunpowder Plotp. 181
The English Civil Warsp. 184
Hanover to Windsorp. 196
The Hanoveriansp. 196
The Jacobite Risingsp. 202
The Role of the Monarchy under Victoriap. 212
Home Rulep. 214
Parliament and Sovereigntyp. 216
The British Empirep. 218
The Abdication Crisisp. 226
Compendiump. 232
The Crown Jewelsp. 232
Nicknamesp. 235
Genealogical Chartsp. 236
Illustration Notesp. 250
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780007188857
ISBN-10: 0007188854
Series: Collins Gem
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th October 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.8 x 8.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.15