on 15 June 2008
This book summarises the life and death of each British monarch, in chronological order from Edward the Confessor. It is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in any particular period of the monarchy. It covers the high and low points of each reign, outlining the changes made and buildings built by each monarch. The terse humorous style of writing prevents any boredom and the logical structure of separate chapters for each monarch makes it an ideal reference. It would make an ideal present for any schoolchild interested in history. The details of each death and location of the body could encourage people to visit some of the forgotten once mighty rulers from our past.