A comprehensive visual encyclopedia of every British monarch, from the Saxons through the Tudors and Stuarts to Victoria and today, with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, sumptously ilustrated with more than 500 paintings and photographs. This lavishly illustrated volume charts the complete history of the royal families of Britain. 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. In this Diamond Jubilee year, the role of Queen as head of "The Firm", and of Prince William and Kate, are discussed. This is a reference book to absorb, entertain and fascinate every reader interested in the history of the British monarchy.
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.