Kings and Queens by Ruth Brocklehurst


Kings and Queens by Ruth Brocklehurst

From Alfred the Great to Queen Elizabeth II, this is the story of one of the oldest monarchies in the world. Discover how Britain's history has been shaped by the lives, loves, triumphs and tragedies of its kings and queens, brought vividly to life in this stunning hardback book with majestic portraits, colourful timelines and family trees.

About the Author

Ruth Brocklehurst

When she wasn't out riding her bike or making things out of loo rolls and scraps of fabric, Ruth Brocklehurst spent much of her childhood immersed in historical novels by writers such as Leon Garfield, Rosemary Sutcliff and Cynthia Harnett. Since then, she has been lucky enough to combine her love of books and history in her job as an editor and writer for Usborne. Her book about the Victorians won the Longman/History Today New Generation Award. Ruth lives in a funny mock-tudor house in Brixton, and if she could go back in time she'd like to meet Mary Queen of Scots.

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192 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2016



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