Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens by Michael Ashley

By Michael Ashley

A checklist of Britain's kings and queens over 2000 years of background. It comprises greater than one thousand monarchs who've at it slow governed all or a part of Britain. This comprises the host of tribal and Saxon rulers sooner than 1066 in addition to well-known monarchs reminiscent of Richard III, Elizabeth I and Charles II and the entire rulers of Scotland and Wales. The ebook provides complete information of the lives of the rulers in addition to their better halves, consorts, pretenders, usurpers and regents and is a geographical advisor to the place all Britain's monarchs lived, governed and died together with their palaces, estates and resting areas.

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This takes us from the tenth century through to the emergence of England as the dominant power at the time of Edward I. It traces the fight for supremacy from the time of the Danish and Norman conquests through to the English domination of the Welsh princes, and the almost total subjugation of Scotland until its revival under Robert the Bruce. The third part is “The United Kingdom”. This follows the lives of the kings from Edward I of England and Robert the Bruce of Scotland down through the amalgamation of England and Scotland at the time of James VI/I, the Civil War and the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II to the modern day, when the institution of the monarchy is again under threat.

3. Edward VI of England, 15 years 8 months 25 days The only son of Henry VIII, in whom he stored such hopes. Although apparently a healthy child, Edward inherited congenital syphilis from his father. This weakened his system and by his teens he was suffering from many ailments, but died of pulmonary tuberculosis. 4. Edward the Martyr of Wessex, about 16 years Edward’s year of birth is not certain but was probably 962, so when he died in March 978 he was probably still in his sixteenth year. He was murdered with the connivance of his stepmother, being stabbed in the back and then dragged along by his bolting horse.

Northern Britain DB. Southern Britain DC. South-East & South-West E. The Welsh Kingdoms EA. Gwent and Glywysing EB. Ceredigion and Seisyllwg EC. Demetia and Dyfed ED. Venedotia and Gwynedd EE. Powys and the Marches EF. Gwerthrynion – Builth EG. Brycheiniog EH. Meirionydd EI. Dunoding EJ. Ergyng or Northern Gwent F. The Picts and Scots FA. The Picts FB. Strathclyde and Cumbria FC. Dál Riata Scots G–M. The Saxon Kingdoms G. Kent GA. Isle of Wight H. South Saxons I. East Saxons J. East Anglia K. Mercia L.

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