Kings Queens Bones Bastards

Who's Who in the English Monarchy From Egbert to Elizabeth II David Hilliam.
Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards Who's Who in the English Monarchy from
Egbert to Elizabeth II Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards Who's Who in ...

Kings  Queens  Bones   Bastards

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752469053

Page: 250

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Who invented the 'House of Windsor' as a royal name? Who founded Westminster Abbey? Which king had twenty-one illegitimate children? David Hilliam answers all of these questions and more. Here is a continuous history of the English monarchy, showing how the nine dynasties rose and fell. The book describes the most memorable features of the life and times of each king and queen - from Egbert, crowned in 802 and considered the first king of England, to Queen Elizabeth II - as well as recording the extraordinary lives of their queens, consorts, mistresses and bastard children. It also tells the story of the Saxons, describes what has happened to the monarchs' mortal remains, and relates many lively incidents of royal history that rarely appear in the text books. Read of the saintly Edward the Confessor, who is believed to have refused to consumate his marriage; of teh rumbustious Henry VIII, given to beheading those who displeased him; of the 'little gentleman in black velvet', who caused the death of William III; and of Queen Victoria's strangest servant, the 'Munshi', Queen Emma, who endured a trial by ordeal; and Anne Boleyn, widely suspected of being a witch. A complete list of the monarchs' reigns and a genealogical table showing the royal descent down thirty-seven generations from Egbert to Elizabeth II adds to the volume's reference value.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Richest Queen in Medieval Europe David Hilliam ... His books include Kings,
Queens, Bones and Bastards, Monarchs, Murders and Mistresses; and his latest,
Crown Orb and Sceptre, which is an account of all the British royal coronations.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404201620

Page: 112

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For more than sixty years, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was involved in all the important events in twelfth-century France and England. This wonderful book tells her tale in exquisite detail, from describing the fashionable furs and luxurious clothing she carried with her, to vivid descriptions of the court of medieval France. It recounts the harrowing battles in the Holy Land as well as the true-to-life discussions of Eleanor s many love interests. Filled with hard-to-find images including a photo of the only remaining sculpture of the famous queen this is a fascinating and visually stunning book.

After Many Generations

Famous Kings & Queens of England & Scotland by Joyce Marlow ( ARCO ) 1977
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After Many Generations

Author: John Leslie Harris

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Lives of England s Monarchs

Hilliam, David, Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards: Who's Who in the English
Monarchy from Egbert to Elizabeth II, Sutton Publ. Ltd, Gloucestershire, 1998.
Longford, Elizabeth, Editor, The Oxford Book of Royal Anecdotes, Oxford
University ...

Lives of England s Monarchs

Author: H. E. Lehman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418496928

Page: 482

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This informative entertaining read tells, with wit and understanding, England

Ladies of the Bedchamber

Delderfield , Eric , Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain ( Newton
Abbott : David and Charles , 1971 ) ... F . M . G . , King James II ( London : Hamish
Hamilton , 1934 ) Hilliam , David , Kings , Queens , Bones and Bastards : Who ' s
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Ladies of the Bedchamber

Author: Dennis Friedman

Publisher: Peter Owen Limited

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Page: 208

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This text examines the role played by the mistress, the concubine and finally commercial sex, the ready availability of which possibly protected the virginal sanctity of marriage in the years preceding today's less holy alliances.

The Emperor s Shadow

The Correspondence of George, Prince of Wales 1770–1812, 8 vols, London,
Cassell, 1971; The Letters of King George IV 1812– 1830, 3 vols, Cambridge
University Press, 1938; David Hilliam, in Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards,
Phoenix ...

The Emperor s Shadow

Author: Anne Whitehead

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925267695

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After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, he was sent into exile on St Helena, arriving in October 1815. For the six years until his death, he was an 'eagle in a cage', reduced from the most powerful figure in Europe to a prisoner on a rock in the South Atlantic. But the fallen emperor was charmed and entertained by Betsy Balcombe, the pretty teenage daughter of a local merchant. Anne Whitehead brings to life Napoleon's time on St Helena and the web of connections around the globe which framed his last years. Betsy's father, William Balcombe, was well-connected in London, and he smuggled letters and undertook a clandestine mission to Paris for Napoleon. Betsy's friendship with Napoleon cast a shadow over the rest of her colourful life. She married a Regency cad, who soon left her and their daughter, and she travelled to Australia in 1823 with her father, who was appointed the first Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales. After her father was exposed for fraud and the family lost their fortune, she returned to London and published a memoir which turned her into a celebrity. With her extraordinary connections to royalty in London and to the Bonaparte family and their courtiers, Betsy Balcombe led a life worthy of a Regency romance. This new account reveals Napoleon at his most vulnerable, human and reflective, and a woman caught in some of the most dramatic events of her time.

Monarchs Murders Mistresses

Today the royal family is plagued by the press, but even 300 years ago Charles II felt the need to apologise to a crowd of onlookers for taking so long to die. this book contains topics ranging from the death of William III, who was killed ...

Monarchs  Murders   Mistresses

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075246907X

Page: 352

View: 671

Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses" answers these questions and many more, presenting a royal event for each day of the calendar year in vivid detail with close-ups of the personalities involved. The book reveals the recurring occupational difficulties faced by the royal family over the centuries: as Shakespeare's Henry VI so memorably concludes. 'Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown'. Today the royal family is plagued by the press, but even 300 years ago Charles II felt the need to apologise to a crowd of onlookers for taking so long to die. this book contains topics ranging from the death of William III, who was killed by a mole to the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. These, and over 400 other tales of royal days, bring alive the drama of what it was, and is, to be a king or a queen.

Crown Orb and Sceptre

In this book we travel through over a thousand years of England's history to reveal the real character of its kings and queens.

Crown  Orb and Sceptre

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752470795

Page: 276

View: 905

Coronations are very public occasions, typically seen as meticulously planned formal ceremonies where everything runs smoothly. But behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey lie extraordinary but true stories of mayhem, confusion and merriment. In this book we travel through over a thousand years of England's history to reveal the real character of its kings and queens. Also packed with facts about how the service, traditions and accessories have changed over the years, Crown, Orb & Sceptre provides both a compelling read and an accessible and irreverent reference guide to one of the most spectacular ceremonies in England's heritage.

Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History Publications of 1998

Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History  Publications of 1998

Author: Austin Gee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Page: 464

View: 216

The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles on historical topics published in a single calendar year. The volume covers all periods of British and Irish history from Roman Britain to the late twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonwealth history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.

Little Book of Dorset

The Little Book of Dorset is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the places, people, legends and true stories about the county's past and present.

Little Book of Dorset

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752462652

Page: 192

View: 865

The Little Book of Dorset is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the places, people, legends and true stories about the county's past and present.

Choice

The mammoth book of British kings & queens : the complete biographical
encyclopedia of the kings and queens of Britain ... but with shorter articles and
much less supporting material , or David Hilliam ' s Kings , Queens , Bones and
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Kritika

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Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush

This entertaining book delves into their origins, ensuring you never view your journey beneath the city in the same way again.

Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush

Author: David Hilliam

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750963039

Page: 168

View: 875

Who traveling through Totteridge and Whetstone is aware that the station got its name from the medieval soldiers who sharpened their swords at the whetstone before the bloody battle of Barnet? Or that Canary Wharf was built for importing fruit from the Canary Islands? Or that Shepherd s Bush was previously known as Gagglegoose Green? The names of the 300 hundred or so underground stations are part of everyday life for Londoners, but we hardly ever question their meanings or history. This entertaining book will ensure you never view your journey beneath the city in the same way again."

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and bastards : who's who Koolibri , c2005 ( [ Tartu : Greif ] ) . - 61 , in the English
monarchy from Egbert ( 3 ] lk . : ill . ; 24 cm . - Originaali pealkiri : to Elizabeth II .

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The Kings and Queens of England

So the Little Princes could have lived out peaceful lives as harmless bastards ;
but not without somebody ' s knowing about it . If they had ... But the main reason
to believe the Tower bones are correctly identified is a negative one . If not the ...

The Kings and Queens of England

Author: Jane Murray

Publisher: Encore Editions

ISBN:

Page: 337

View: 350

Informally surveys the lives and reigns of England's monarchs, in reverse chronological order from Elizabeth II to Edward the Confessor, and identifies places and buildings associated with each