The Little Book of Monarchs: English History with a Smile on its Face Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 Oct 2013
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'A wonderfully accurate and fascinating little guide to English Monarchs. Pithy, precise and lively' --Suzannah Lipscomb
'Original, educational and entertaining - all the history you thought you knew and some you didn't' --David Baldwin
'Amusing and quirky, it provides the chronological sweep of history children often lack' --Elwyn Lewis
About the Author
Tony Boullemier was born in Newcastle in 1945 and trained there as a journalist before joining the Daily Express in 1969. He started his own newspaper group in Northampton in 1975 and sold it to an international publisher in 1988. Married with two children, he lives in Northamptonshire. This is his second book; he published Leonie and the Last Napoleon with Matador in 2010.
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The author Tony Boullemier has vividly summed up all 42 rulers of England since 1066 and condensed each reign into five key bullet points. Every ruler is illustrated by a clever cartoon that will stick in the memory.
For younger readers, aged 10 +, The Little Book of Monarchs will provide a chronological narrative order, giving a firm foundation for future history studies. For students and older readers, it will be an indispensable reference book a short and snappy aide memoire to our bloody and glorious past. For everyone, it is our history with a smile on its face!
As someone who dropped history in the third year at my senior school because of an uninspiring teacher, who failed to live and enthuse the subject, I learned more in a matter of days about our kings and queens than I did sitting in a classroom for a whole year.
Not least, this is an invaluable tome for any pub quizzers out there - and it made me smile!
And what about the first thousand years. I will look out for your next book.
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