Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II (Hardback)
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Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II (Hardback)

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The acclaimed historian provides an entertaining and accessible tour of the British monarchy from 1066 to the present day, chronicling both the institution's historic change-making power and its modern ability to adapt to changes from without.

'This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle'
(William Shakespeare, Richard II)

The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has weathered the storms of rebellion, revolution and war that brought many of Europe's royal families to an abrupt and bloody end. Its unique survival owes much to the fact that, for all its ancient traditions and protocol, the royal family has proved remarkably responsive to change, evolving to reflect the times. But for much of its history, it also spearheaded seismic change, shaping our religious, political and cultural identity and establishing the British monarchy as the envy of the world.

There has never been a more apposite moment to consider the history of this extraordinary survivor. Within the next decade, there is likely to be a change of monarch, sparking renewed global interest on a scale not seen since Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Even the media and popular frenzy evoked by recent royal events such as royal weddings and births will not compare to that generated by the accession of a new king. In the lead up to this pivotal moment in Britain's history, Crown & Sceptre explores the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day, feeding the renewed interest not just in the modern royals but in the predecessors who helped shape the institution into what it is today.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529339499
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm

TRACY BORMAN Crown and Sceptre : A History of the British Monarchy

TRACY BORMAN Crown and Sceptre : A History of the British Monarchy

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Tuesday 9th November 18:30

Apart from being Chief Curator of the Royal Palaces, Tracy is a TV regular and a witty, engaging writer She has analysed the strange and beautiful phenomenon of our love affair with coronetted heroes and heroines, fumblers and fools, as fallible as any of us.

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