The Kings & Queens of England: The Biography

The Kings & Queens of England: The Biography


By (author) David Loades

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  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 236mm x 50mm | 1,000g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chalford
  • ISBN 10: 1445605821
  • ISBN 13: 9781445605821
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations including colour
  • Sales rank: 519,189

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This is the history of the men and women who have occupied the highest position in English, and later British society. For about a thousand years they were superior lords, the leaders of a nobility which ruled; and for about three hundred years thereafter they were sovereigns, whose servants ruled in their name. Now, with the rise of democracy, they no longer rule. The Queen is a symbol and a social leader, vastly experienced in the ways of the world, and the head of a family which strives to be useful in a modern community. The records of the monarchy vary from one period to another, and many of them are political in nature. However, it is always necessary to remember the human being behind the constitutional facade. This is an attempt to recover their identities.

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Author information

David Loades is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales and Honorary Member of the History Faculty of the University of Oxford. He has written sixteen books on the Tudors. He lives in Burford in Oxfordshire.

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Praise for David Loades: Henry VIII (Amberley, 2011) 'A triumph' THE SPECTATOR; Mary Tudor: A Life (Blackwell, 1994) 'An excellent and sensitive biography' THE OBSERVER.