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    • A Brief History of the House of Windsor

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Michael Paterson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollrenshaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    The British monarchy may be over a thousand years old, but the House of Windsor dates only from 1917, when, in the middle of the First World War that was to see the demise of the major thrones of continental Europe, it rebranded itself from the distinctly Germanic Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the homely and familiar Windsor. By redefining its loyalties to identify with its people and country rather than the princes, kings and emperors of Europe to whom it was related by birth and marriage...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Right!

    • By Simone on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain

    • By: Michael Paterson
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 72

    The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger than we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own. It was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brief, But Insightful

    • By Troy on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $19.62

    • A Brief History of the Private Life of Elizabeth II

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Michael Paterson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Ollrenshaw
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Elizabeth II is within a few years of becoming the longest-reigning British monarch. A personally quiet, modest and dutiful person, she is far better-informed about the lives of her subjects than they often realize. She has known every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and every American President since Eisenhower. Yet what of the woman behind the crown?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful from start to finish

    • By B Cook on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $15.48