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All About History Book of British Royals

All About History Book of British Royals

All About HIstory Book Of The British Royals 4th Edition - Special

Discover incredible facts about every king and queen of Britain from 1066 to the present day, and uncover the truth behind royal scandals, conflicts and triumphs. From the bloody battles of Hastings, Bosworth and Agincourt, to the treacherous political courts of the Tudors and Stuarts, trace the turbulent history of Britain’s royal bloodline from its beginnings right up to the present day, with the current queen, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Featuring: The birth of the British monarchy - Discover how the union of England and Scotland shaped the modern monarchy. Key historic events - From the Battle of Hastings to the Gunpowder Plot, find out about landmark events. Every king and queen since 1066 - In-depth guides, from William the Conqueror, through to Elizabeth II. Inspiring leaders - Learn about history's best leaders, including Henry VII and Elizabeth I.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Future Publishing Ltd
Erscheinungsweise:
One-off
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1 Min.
welcome to all about history book of british royals

The date is 14 October 1066, and the battleeld at Hastings lies bloodied, littered with the remains of Harold II’s ruined army, with Harold himself defeated by an arrow to the eye. William the Conqueror has just earned his famous title, and with it, the crown of England. This is where our story begins – the fascinating tale of Britain’s monarchy. In this new edition of Book of British Royals, you’ll discover incredible facts about every king and queen of Britain from 1066 to the present day, and uncover the truth behind royal scandals, con.icts and triumphs. From the bloody battles of Hastings, Bosworth and Agincourt, to the treacherous political courts of the Tudors and Stuarts, trace the turbulent history of Britain’s royal bloodline from its beginnings right up to…

12 Min.
the birth of the british monarchy

The United Kingdom of Great Britain has not always been united, or known as Great Britain for that matter. Prior to 1707, this seemingly small island in the North Atlantic had been divided for centuries. England (including Wales) and Scotland were in fact two independent countries, and it wasn’t until the passing of the Treaty of Union through both Parliaments in 1707 that the two kingdoms united, officially marking the birth of Great Britain, and as a result, its monarchy. The first sovereign to rule over Great Britain was Queen Anne. Officially she had reigned as queen of both countries for five years prior to the Treaty, as both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland had shared a monarch since 1603, when King James VI of Scotland inherited…

12 Min.
1066-1087 william i

In 1028, William was born into a period rife with violence and disorder. Despite every nobleman owing fealty to the King of France, many duchies and fiefdoms were in constant flux as political alliances chopped and changed at a moment’s notice. France itself had been at war with its rival Flanders for years, creating an intense air of conflict across much of Western Europe. William’s social status was also of some contention. His father, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, never married his mother, Herleva of Falaise, so the young Norman was born a bastard. However, William would be Robert’s only child, so the presence of his father’s blood was strong enough for the duke to name him as his heir. So serious was he about it that he gathered a group…

7 Min.
1087-1100 william ii

Blond, red-cheeked and well-set, William II, born in Normandy in 1056, was the third son of William I (William the Conqueror) and Matilda of Flanders. His ruddy complexion was the focus of the various nicknames inspired during his 13-year reign, most notably William Rufus, William the Red and the Red King. William II’s ascent to power in 1087 is perhaps one of the most . agrant displays of favouritism ever practised by a sovereign, as before his father William I (William the Conqueror) died, he arranged for his third and favourite son, William II, to succeed him as King of England. This was a decision the Conqueror felt was his right as he had won the country by war. William I’s eldest son and William II’s only surviving older brother, Robert,…

6 Min.
1100-1135 henry i

HENRY I ‘BEAUCLERC’ England, 1068–1135 Brief Bio Henry I, fourth and youngest son of William I, is celebrated as the most effective of all the Conqueror’s sons. He righted the wrongs of his brother by strengthening the crown’s executive powers, modernising royal administration and establishing a professional bureaucracy on both sides of the channel. Henry was one of the most well-educated kings England had ever known, earning him the ‘Beauclerc’ nickname Whether King William II died as the result of a mistimed or a well-timed hunting arrow is a mystery. What we know is that just moments after it happened, his younger brother Henry raced to Winchester to seize the treasury and declare himself king, over his oldest brother Robert. The Norman brothers Robert, William and Henry were renowned for their rivalry, but the real trouble…

6 Min.
1135-1154 king stephen

KING STEPHEN (OF BLOIS) France, 1097–1154 Brief Bio King Stephen’s reign is a tale of oneupmanship, doublecrossings, promises and broken promises that ultimately divided and destroyed much of the kingdom he had sworn to protect. The Anarchy civil war, which became synonymous with his time at the helm, played out like a game of chess against his powerful opponent Empress Matilda, daughter and heir of Henry I, for nearly two decades. Stephen rebuked the slur of ‘oath-breaker’ by saying that he only swore to protect the stability of the kingdom Born in Blois, central France, at the end of 11thCentury, Stephen was the fourth son of the Count Stephen-Henry of Blois and Adela, daughter of William the Conqueror. Adela, who was incredibly politically astute, allied with Henry I during his military campaign in Normandy to…