6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great high level view of the English monarchy.,
This review is from: Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy (Hardcover)
I have read a few books on various English kings. This book does a great role of piecing them all together without getting boggled down on a certain reign or time period.
It gives a high level overview of a monarch's reign and their high-lights and it achieves this in equilibrium across each reign. That includes no additional coverage for Agincourt or Crecy for example and i couldn't detect any favouritism.
The book read's easy and flows very well, this would appeal to the causal reader like myself, but maybe not the more learned historian who probably knows all the coverage already or the pedantic historian, who may pick up on a date or a individuals name spelt incorrectly.
Highly recommended, informative read.