The Kings and Queens of Britain

The Kings and Queens of Britain

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A dictionary giving a detailed history of the kings and queens of Britain, ranging from mythical and early pre-conquest rulers to the present House of Windsor. Covering English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs, the entries are ordered in sections, by regions for pre-1066 monarchs (Romano-British rulers, Viking York), and then by royal lines (Tudors, Hanoverian). From King Arthur to Queen Victoria, Owain Glyn Dwr to Vortigern, the dictionary gives comprehensive coverage of the rulers, policies, characters, and the roles they played in shaping history. Detailed boxed entries give information on themes such as Coronations and Regalia, and on significant royal residences or traditions like Sandringham House and Touching for the King's Evil. Fully illustrated, there are images of various monarchs, as well as regional maps and genealogies. A reference work for students of history at school or college, as well as in the home, this book is intended for general readership; those interested in the monarchy and history in general, students of history at school, college or university, gift market.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 132.08 x 193.04 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, maps, genealogies, index
  • 0192800957
  • 9780192800954

Table of contents

Contents. Introduction. Abbreviations. Main dictionary. Glossary. Further Reading. Indexshow more

About John Cannon

John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He is the editor of The Letters of Junius and The Oxford Companion to British History, and is the author of The Illustrated History of the British Monarchy. Anne Hargreaves was formerly a clinical academic at the Welsh National School of Medicine, and at the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle upon Tyne. She was a major contributor to The Oxford Companion to British History.show more

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