This lavishly illustrated volume charts the complete history of the royal families of Britain. It describes the lives of the kings and queens, their consorts and children, and the usurpers, pretenders and regents who played a role in the making of the United Kingdom. Special features reveal the lives of the Tudors; the trial of Charles I; and the growth of the British Empire in the Age of Victoria. The role of the Queen as head of The Firm , and of Prince William and Kate, are also discussed. This is a reference book to absorb, entertain and fascinate every reader interested in the history of the British monarchy. The most comprehensive visual encyclopedia of every king and queen of Britain, from Saxon king Egbert through the Tudors and Stuarts to Victoria and today. Special feature boxes highlight the major events of each reign, and lists of royal houses and detailed family trees trace the royal line of succession. Over 500 fine art paintings, sculptures, engravings, artefacts, photographs, maps and illustrations reveal the heritage and pageantry of royal Britain. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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