Kings and Queens of Britain by Katharine Hoare


Kings and Queens of Britain by Katharine Hoare

This book features: Raedwald (the king buried at Sutton Hoo); Queen Cynethryth, wife of King Offa of Mercia; Alfred the Great; Cnut; Richard I; Henry III, Henry IV, Henry VII, Henry VIII; Edward VI; Mary I; Elizabeth I; James I/VI; Charles I; Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector; William and Mary; Anne; George II and George III; Victoria; Edward VII; and Elizabeth II. Britain has been famous for its monarchy for centuries. This is the perfect introduction to over twenty of the most fascinating kings and queens and their links to the collections of the British Museum. Colourfully illustrated and accompanied by clear, authoritative text, it's a striking, lively and concise exploration of the highlights of the royal history of Britain. The book opens with an introduction to the role of monarchy in Britain over time, and includes a complete list of the numerous kings and queens from the ninth century to the present day, with entries on over twenty key British monarchs. Important themes of the book include: how objects carried the image of the monarch across their kingdom in the days before the mass media; representations of people associated with the monarchy - their friends, their family, their foes; how objects reveal links between the British monarchy and peoples around the world; and how Britain has been ruled by kings and queens, overlords, empresses and republicans.

About the Author

Katharine Hoare works in the Dept of Education and Information at the British Museum. She is the author (under the name Katharine Wiltshire) of the British Museum Timeline of the Ancient World.

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48 pages


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Publication date

31st July 2006



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