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A Brief History of British Kings and Queens Audiobook

A Brief History of British Kings and Queens: Brief Histories

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light.

This revised and shortened edition of The Mammoth Book of British Kings & Queens includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an accessible source for students and general readers.

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books including the bestselling Mammoths Comic Fantasy, Seriously Comic Fantasy and Fantasy, and the crime-fiction collections The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits and The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits.

©2013 Mike Ashley (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Everything its title promises. The pages are filled with ... everything anyone might ever want to know about the royals." (Publishers Weekly)

"Highly recommended." (Choice)

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    Robyn 05-08-13
    Robyn 05-08-13

    Avid reader of history, biography, and true crime.

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    "for absolute beginners only"

    If you want a brief history, this is it. It is necessarily quite superficial and, really, I shouldn't have bought it because I know nearly everything it contains and need depth rather than brevity - my mistake. It might be good for anyone who knows zilch about English history and wants a quick look at the monarchy from its inception until now, but I suspect that anyone interested enough to buy the book would be interested in learning more than this quick sweep can provide. Still, if it's just an overview you want it's well put together and well read and easy to listen to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jean D. Bates 11-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Ever!!!"
    What did you love best about A Brief History of British Kings and Queens?

    Followed all the British kings and queens from the begining
    I think it has the most coverage and best information that I have found on this subject


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    Yes--I know I will listen to it several times


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    I would like to see his other book on this subject available for audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cx care 03-03-13
    Cx care 03-03-13

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    "Great Book Will Listen all over again ############"

    This book was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Story line and over roll performance #######
    very happy with purchase

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  • Teresa Cooper
    5/12/15
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    "Jam packed full."

    A very quick whizz through British history. To mangle a phrase from the great Churchill " Never has so much been squeezed into so smaller space". The narration was well paced and the text its self was well written and, to myself, well researched.. A book that I'll definitely read again.

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  • Narny
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    "Easy to digest"
    Where does A Brief History of British Kings and Queens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very well when compared to other historic books. Intentionally not too detailed for those wanting a more general history of the monarchy.


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    A nice easy listen for those wanting a general view of the British monarchy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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