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Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy (eBook)David Starkey
From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.
The monarchy is one of Britain's longest surviving institutions -- as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector -- all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain's monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.
This brilliant collection of biographies of Britain's kings and queens provides an in-depth examination of what the British monarchy has meant, what it means now and what it will continue to mean. Bringing to life a cast of colourful characters, Starkey's trademark energy and authority make him the perfect guide on this epic, accessible and compelling journey, as he offers us a vivid portrait of British culture, politics and nationhood through an institution that has defined the realm for nearly two thousand years.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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A really good read, well written and informative. Knowing very little of our history before reading this I found myself wondering what would happen next as you would with any good fictional novel. I really looked... More
“Entertaining and Informative”
This is book is a good read, but it's also good for dipping in an out of. It's great for a quick hit of facts about each monarch. When I read it, I can hear Starkey's voice, giving me a personal history... More
Goes back before the Romans to present, well written and very enjoyable.