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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470056819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470056813
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Includes insights into the lives of the current royal family

Britain's heritage told through the colourful lives of itskings and queens

The monarchy is at the heart of British life. If you're going tounderstand Britain and its history, you need to understand thestory of its royal family. This lively guide walks you through thehistory of the British monarchy from the earliest times to thepresent day and covers the colourful characters, extraordinaryevents, power struggles, and politics that have shaped one of themost famous institutions in the world.

Discover

  • The origins of the British monarchy
  • How the monarchy works
  • The relationship between the royal family and the generalpublic
  • How the role of the monarch has changed over time
  • What the monarch and the rest of the royal family do allday

About the Author

Philip Wilkinson was educated at Oxford University, after which he worked as an editor for various publishers in Britain. For the last 15 years or so, he has been a full-time writer specializing in history, the arts, and heritage. He has written books on these subjects for adults and for children, and his titles include What the Romans Did For Us, which accompanied the BBC television series presented by Adam Hart-Davis, the award-winning Amazing Buildings, and The English Buildings Book. He lives in the Cotswolds with his wife and son.

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Very interesting book.
J. Forkel
This was the first dummy book I had ever read and now I am wondering about all the other dummy books that I have ignored up till now.
Bernard Peters
Most importantly the color matches very well with summer cool colors making it unnecessary to change polish to go with outfits.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Booklover on May 29, 2009
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Excellent start for anyone who may be interested in starting to try to understand the Monarchy in the U.K. Giving overviews of each ruler along with the "side notes" reminders is a great way to learn about the ideas and the time frame of what life was like durning each ruler.
You don't have to sit through 400 pages about each ruler or have to disect each King or Queen's greatest battles to understand who they were.

Dummies finally have hit every area with their books. I'm glad someone thought to include the British Monarchy .
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 12, 2009
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Fabulous for those who love to read about British Monarchy/History but get confused or forget after awhile, who came from who/where/when! Great to read through then go back for a quick reference when needed. LOTS of info and fun facts!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Casey L. Hardin on July 13, 2009
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I enjoy this book very much. It is a fast read and great for reference material. It has lots of tidbits that you don't usually pick-up in other books. Great book for Dummies or people that are interested in English history and day-to-day facts on the English castle dwellers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol J. Schweitzer on August 2, 2010
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My daughter and I both like to read British novels. She likes the Regency era and I like the British cozies. We both like to read historical fiction and have trouble keeping up with the different monarchs with similar names. This book will be very helpful keeping it all straight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Peters on February 8, 2013
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I love this book. It covers a lot of territory and makes British history much more interesting by picking out the important and pertinent points but doing so in such as way that you are not lost in the details...derailed by the details. It makes a good skeleton to all the history books, novels and more that I have been reading and places them in order. It's also written in an easy to read modern style. This was the first dummy book I had ever read and now I am wondering about all the other dummy books that I have ignored up till now. Great book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Elli on November 29, 2012
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This is a terrific history about the monarch's of the UK. I find it very interesting to read. If you are someone who is into British history, this book is for you!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William H Wilson on August 25, 2013
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Very interesting but mates and mistresses were hard to follow and keep track of. A chart of lineage? would be hard and lengthy to include in the book but would be very helpful. Book was very enlightening.
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