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Title:
The kings & queens of England
Author:
Ormrod, W. M., 1957-
Publication Information:
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Tempus, 2001.
Physical Description:
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Published in association with the British Library.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780752419886
Format :
Book

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Returning to some of the perennial questions of philosophy, this book examines questions about the meaning of life; about death and tragedy; about the respective roles of rationality and passion in the good life; about love, compassion, and revenge; about honesty, deception, and betrayal; and about who we are and how we think about who we are.


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Ormrod's edited volume enlists renowned experts to write chapters on the rulers in their period of specialization. Amply illustrated, its nearly 250 pictures (about a fifth in color) include coins, antique maps, death masks, and coats of arms. Easy-to-read genealogical charts show the main personalities, and the index cites all proper names in the text. Published under auspices of the British Library, this is bound to become a standard general text. The only complaints to lay before such a wonderful book are minor: after 1603, it is no longer proper to speak of kings or queens of England, but of Great Britain or the UK. Secondly, a few maps among the illustrations would have been useful--perhaps the battles of the War of the Roses, or the burial sites of the kings and queens. General readers; undergraduate and graduate students. S. J. Stillwell Jr. University of Texas at Arlington