Brief Lives of the English Monarchs - Brief Histories (Paperback)
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Brief Lives of the English Monarchs - Brief Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 26/07/2007
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Sharp and enjoyable new portraits of the English kings and queens.


Hunchbacked Richard III, the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, the grieving widow Victoria, and the romantic who gave up his throne for love, Edward VIII - often the colourful kings and queens of England seem like mere caricature, while less familiar rulers like William IV or Henry VI have faded into the shadows of history. Carolly Erickson's sensitive and revealing portrayals bring new life to the big names, and light up some of our most neglected but intriguing royals. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense and socially awkward, the frail slight Richard II, melancholic and sad, the homosexual James I with his handsome favourites, and the stuttering William II. Every monarch from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II is covered.Award winning historian Erickson tells the human stories with her characteristic blend of authenticity, engaging style and psychological insight.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845295035
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 195 x 132 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"* 'Erickson proves it is possible to write narrative history that is both popular and good' Mail on Sunday * Erickson is one of the most accomplished and succesful historical biographers writing in English' TLS * 'Extremely readable' Nikolai Tolstoy, Literary Review * 'a valuable, highly readable, indeed fascinating study' TILS"

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