The story of the British monarchy told in a stunningly detailed and painstakingly researched encyclopedia. In addition, over 500 paintings and photographs, cartoons and drawings, engravings, artefacts and sculptures show how the royals have been viewed by every generation. Key moments of constitutional crisis include the trial and execution of Charles I in 1649, and more recently the Abdication Crisis in 1936 when Edward VIII gave up the throne to marry American divorcee Mrs Wallace Simpson. The private life and public life of Princess Diana is described, as well as her sudden tragic death. A valuable reference book for any historian, this expert and authoritative guide will absorb, entertain and fascinate every reader interested in discovering more about one of the longest-running monarchies in the world.
I am the author of more than 30 books, specializing in history, popular science & psychology, mythology, cinema & arts.
After a degree in English, I took an MA in Film Studies. Before becoming an author I worked in a community video group in Mitcham, south London, and as a teacher.
My How to Think series has been published in 19 language editions.