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The Oxford book of royal anecdotes

Author: Elizabeth Longford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's history from the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of royal anecdotes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)649996883
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Longford
ISBN: 0192141538 9780192141538
OCLC Number: 18441666
Description: xvi, 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Celts and the Britons, AD 61-AD 500 --
The Saxons, 560-1016 --
The Danes, 1016-1066 --
The Normans, 1066-1154 --
The Angevins or Plantagenets, 1154-1399 --
The Lancastrians, 1399-1461 --
The Yorkists, 1461-1485 --
The Tudors, 1485-1603 --
The Stuarts, 1603-1714 --
The Hanoverians, 1714-1837 --
Victoria and her descendants, 1837-
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Longford.
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Here is a sparkling collection of Crown jewels--from amusing tales that humanize their subjects to dramatic stories of martyrdoms, palace intrigues, and bloody battles. Elizabeth Longford, intimate of the royal family and biographer of Victoria and Elizabeth II, has assembled the best anecdotes ever written and reported about the kings and queens of England, across the full range of Britain's history from the first century A.D. to the present day.

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