According to Winston Churchill, Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany with his code-breaking machine. The world is also indebted to Turing's genius for the modern computer. It was clear that Turing had a remarkable mind from an early age. He taught himself to read in just three weeks. At his first school, the headmistress said, "I have had clever and hardworking boys, but Alan has genius."
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Kings and Queens of England is an entertaining account of the larger-than-life characters that have ruled England through the ages. It follows the fascinating history of monarchs from the first Saxon kings to the Windsors of the present day. Author Nigel Cawthorne paints vivid portraits of a mixed bunch of rulers ranging from the drunken and debauched merry monarch Charles II to the idealized domesticity and colonial ambition of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Barbara Windsor's life has been anything but ordinary. From her humble East End roots to her role as the fearsome EastEnders matriarch Peggy Mitchell, via Carry On, and her association with the infamous Kray twins in London's swinging 60s, hers is one of British entertainment's most intriguing stories. This exclusive publication pulls no punches as it delves deep into the colorful life of this unique national treasure.