The Little Book of Monarchs English History with a Smile on its Face by Tony Boullemier
  

Synopsis

The Little Book of Monarchs English History with a Smile on its Face by Tony Boullemier

This is probably the most concise English history book ever published. Tony Boullemier has vividly summed up all 42 rulers of England since 1066. Each reign is condensed into five key bullet points and illustrated by a clever cartoon that sticks in the memory. It sorts out all those Edwards, Henrys and Georges - their major battles, the rebellions they faced and the bizarre ways many of them died. For younger readers, aged 10 upwards, The Little Book of Monarchs will provide a chronological narrative, giving a firm foundation for future history studies. For students and older readers, it will be an indispensable reference book - a short and snappy aide memoire to our bloody and glorious past. For everyone, it's history with a smile on its face! Tony wrote this book as a response to the falling standards of history teaching in schools - he feels that less and less time is devoted to the subject and that children are often offered only two or three significant periods to study. He feels they are simply not getting a proper perspective, and hopes to address this by taking the reader chronologically through the ages.

Reviews

Original, educational and entertaining - all the history you thought you knew and some you didn't -- David Baldwin Amusing and quirky, it provides the chronological sweep of history children often lack -- Elwyn Lewis Clarifies all those rollicking monarchs from the Normans to the present day -- Chet Chebegia A wonderfully accurate and fascinating little guide to English Monarchs. Pithy, precise and lively -- Suzannah Lipscomb

About the Author

Tony Boullemier was born in Newcastle in 1945 and trained there as a journalist before joining the Daily Express in 1969. He started his own newspaper group in Northampton in 1975 and sold it to an international publisher in 1988. Married with two children, he lives in Northamptonshire. This is his second book; he published Leonie and the Last Napoleon with Matador in 2010.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
88 pages

Author

Tony Boullemier
More books by Tony Boullemier

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

19th September 2013

ISBN

9781783060856


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools