The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Britain: A Magnificent and Authoritative History of the Royalty of Britain, the Rulers, Their Consorts and Families and the Pretenders to the Throne by Charles Phillips (Paperback, 2017)
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This lavishly illustrated volume charts the complete history of the royal families of Britain. It describes the lives of the kings and queens, their consorts and children, and the usurpers, pretenders and regents who played a role in the making of the United Kingdom. Special features reveal the lives of the Tudors; the trial of Charles I; and the growth of the British Empire in the Age of Victoria. The role of the Queen as head of 'The Firm', and of Prince William and Kate, are also discussed. This is a reference book to absorb, entertain and fascinate every reader interested in the history of the British monarchy.
Charles Phillips graduated from Oxford University and gained an MA from the University of Westminster, London. He is an established writer of popular history and in particular has a keen interest in British history.