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Title:
Kings, queens, bones, and bastards : who's who in the English monarchy from Egbert to Elizabeth II
Author:
Hilliam, David.
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Publication Information:
Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud : Sutton, 1998.
Physical Description:
viii, 247 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750917414
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA28.1 .H55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Who invented the House of Windsor as a royal name? Who founded Westminster Abbey? Which king had 21 illegitimate children? David Hilliam answers these questions and others in this continuous history of the English monarchy, showing how the nine dynasties rose and fell. Teh book describes the most memorable features of the life and times of each king or queen from Egbert, crowned in 802 and considered the first King of England, to Queen Elizabeth II - as well as recording the lives of their consorts, mistresses and illegitimate children. It also tells the story of the Saxons, describes what has happened to the monarchs' mortal remains, and relates many events of royal history which rarely appear in textbooks.


Author Notes

David Hilliam is a freelance lecturer and writer


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
1. The Distant Past: Romans to Saxonsp. 1
2. Nine Dynasties of English Monarchyp. 5
3. Kings and Reigning Queens of Englandp. 13
4. Queens and Consortsp. 113
5. Royal Bonesp. 177
6. Royal Mistresses and Bastardsp. 211
Appendix The Succession of the English Monarchyp. 233
Further Readingp. 237
Indexp. 239

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