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Timeline of Kings & Queens

Timeline of Kings & Queens [Kindle Edition]

Gordon Kerr
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The story of monarchy in Europe is a long and extremely bloody one, fraught with appalling violence, scandal and controversy. The position of monarch was once one of absolute power granted by God. Royalty was considered closer to
divinity than to the masses. Today this notion is generally frowned upon, and the royal families of Europe spend all their time trying to convey a sense that their members are ‘just like us’. Compare the lives of Charles I of Spain, Henry VIII and Queen Victoria and learn about Elizabeth I’s role in defending England against the Spanish Armada. Discover the truth about King George III, was he truly mad or was he being poisoned? How did Marie Antoinette, a 14-year-old from Vienna become the Queen of France? This book answers all these questions and many more as it charts the major events in the monarchy of Europe from the very beginnings to the present day.

Charlemagne to Medieval Kingdoms
Renaissance Monarchs
Rise of Empire
Rebellion and Revolution
The Struggle to Survive

About the Author

Gordon Kerr has worked in book selling, publishing and the wine trade. His journalism includes a regular column on book jacket design for Publishing News and he is a contributing editor to The Book Magazine. His book The Time Traveller s Guide to Georgian London (Watling Street) is published in Autumn 2007. He is the editor of the annual Poetry Writers Yearbook and a limited edition of his poetry, You Can t Get to East Kilbride From Here, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, was published in 2004. He lives in Hampshire and south west France and is married with two children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1279 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Canary Press (14 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NNVWE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gordon Kerr was brought up in the Scottish new town of East Kilbride. After graduating from Glasgow University, he lived in France before working in the wine trade in London for 18 years. He then worked in bookselling and publishing. He has written and edited more than 40 books in a variety of non-fiction genres - wine, history, biography, true crime, humour, art, poetry and travel. He has a wife and two children and lives in Dorset and, when he can, southwest France

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Timeline 13 Sep 2009
I found this book very disappointing. It is just a chronological list of things that have happened throughout Europe in each year since 800 AD. Trying to follow the progress of something in a particular country or in relation to a particular monarch, is extremely difficult and, ultimately, tedious. It would have been a much better book if the timelines had been structured around Countries and/or Monarchs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book 29 Jun 2014
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I haven't read this book from cover to cover but I find it's a good reference book when I want to look up specific reigns of past kings and queens.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kings and Queens 11 Jun 2014
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This book provides an easy reference for quizes or crossword clues or for general information about who was reigning when.
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