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The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens (Mammoth Books) [Kindle Edition]

Mike Ashley
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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A record of Britain's kings and queens over 2000 years of history. It includes more than 1000 monarchs who have at some time ruled all or part of Britain. This includes the host of tribal and Saxon rulers prior to 1066 as well as famous monarchs such as Richard III, Elizabeth I and Charles II and all the rulers of Scotland and Wales. The book gives full details of the lives of the rulers as well as their wives, consorts, pretenders, usurpers and regents and is a geographical guide to where all Britain's monarchs lived, ruled and died including their palaces, estates and resting places.


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'The complete Biographical Encyclopedia of the Kings and Queens of Britain is everything it's title promises. The pages are filled with maps, charts, time lines and everything anyone might ever want to now about the royals from ancient times to the present. Contains gazetteer and index of names and places.' -- Publishers Weekly; 30 November 1998

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13805 KB
  • Print Length: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (7 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0097AY384
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astounding! Everything is here! 6 Mar. 2000
Format:Paperback
I've been looking for a VERY long time for a book that tells a bit more about British Kings than the fact that Henry VIII had 6 wives and that Elizabeth I her teeth were rotting, yet is well readable for somebody who isn't a historian himself. And I've found it! This book tells everything there is to know, and also tells the story in a way that doesn't make you fall asleep. There's loads of maps and charts that make themselves quickly understood.
I could go on for hours, I guess. Buy it! It's a must for the real Anglofile!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The King of books 5 April 2010
Format:Paperback
This is an amazing book, it's very informative and gives all the information you need to know about British Kings and Queens (Plus More). It starts on some of the pre-roman leaders that we/they know about trying to destingress between myth and fact, then going on to the Roman emporer's and governers that ruled the country (part off). Then it goes on to all the small kingdoms from the SW corner of England and wales to the Islands of Scotland. Then gradually going on to the the bigger kingdoms and the uniting of the crowns to become Great Britain then the UK. These plenty of information, on all the monarchs, as well as sites with royal connections, royal family tree's with the connection's between them all (not just the traditional look, a very comprihensive one) and a full (as full as historians/fact know) list of all the monarchs ( and roman emporers and governers of britain) of the UK, with dates and notes. It also shows the Kings, Queens, Prince's, Duke's, leaders etc of other places, fron Norway to Anjou and France to Hanover for example.
This book has everything you need to know in it. A must have and if I could give it more stars I would.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know 4 Jun. 2013
By Lynfoot
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Love the completeness of this book, and if anything really makes you want to know more, well you can take it from there.
Mike Ashley is a very easy to read author
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great overview 2 May 2013
By Andy T
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The book provides a great overview of the reign of all the kings and queens of Britain as well as the individual home nations. It's a great book if your the kind of person who likes to know a little bit about everything. I did however find the book a little hard to navigate at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this fine book for just a penny 19 Nov. 2014
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I thought this was a con, this fine book for just a penny. It is a fund of information for those who float in that space between, history lover and historian, and supplies an amazing amount of information. Full of Kings Lists and ancient family trees, the book also provides a potted history of all that happened in Britain. My only complaint is that I assume most of the names in the various lists that take the reader through The Dark Ages and beyond, are early Welsh versions of original Celt; I should have liked to have had this confirmed; not being an expert in either of those Languages. I was looking for this book and prepared to pay the full price; it is well worth that and a credit to the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kings and Queens 27 Oct. 2013
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My partner's original book was so well used and looking tatty, I bought this as a replacement. Although used, it is in excellent condition and was money well spent. Excellent books filled with loads of factual information.
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