An illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present, this Collins Gem contains a wealth of royal information presented in a visually accessible and attractive style.
Collins Gem Kings & Queens is a comphrehensive royal reference guide, containing biographies and historical background on rulers from the Ancient British chiefs and Celtic tribes all the way up to Elizabeth II.
Each entry includes:
A photograph or contemporary illustration of the monarch
Details of birth, parents, accession to the throne, coronation, authority, personal status, death date and burial place
An overview of his or her reign, outlining the major events and personal tragedies, the wars, celebrations and conspiracies.
The book also includes features on pivotal historical events, including the Wars of the Roses, the Gunpowder Plot, Home Rule and the British Empire.
Genealogical charts for the various royal houses complete this essential guide to British royalty.