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Kings and Queens

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'Kings and Queens of England and Britain' takes its readers on a journey from the Saxons in 802, through William The Conqueror, right up to the current day monarch Queen Elizabeth II and the three heirs apparent.
ISBN: 9781999898120
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£9.95



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'Kings and Queens of England and Britain' takes its readers on a journey from the Saxons in 802, through William The Conqueror, right up to the current day monarch Queen Elizabeth II and the three heirs apparent. It is the second title in White on Black's A6 genre and arms its readers with highlights of each King or Queen's reign and also what sort of people we have had as Heads of State through many invasions and battles, the execution of Charles I, two World Wars and much, much more. You will find out who was the first English Monarch to have a proper portrait on his coins, who kept a 'drunken Elephant,' which King wore high-heeled shoes, who had the most illegitimate children, who competed at Wimbledon, who is behind the 'Royal Oak' pubs and who used their Royal Navy severance pay to fund the tackling of community issues. The book is crammed full of these and other interesting facts which gives the reader a fantastic oversight on the character of each monarch along with original full colour portraits; as is now tradition with the White on Black brand. £1 from each sale to be donated to The Prince's Trust. I am young enough to remember tea cards! You used to get one with a packet of tea, there were about 50 in a set and they included a portrait and about 200 words of information; enough to inform and even more important, easily remember and maybe whet the appetite for more research.. White On Black Publishing specialises in an A6 series of quality pocket books in the 'Tea Card' genre with about 60 items within a subject group and full colour portraits / pictures to match. Whilst looking at designs and typesetting styles, David Thorp came up with the innovative white text on black background; hence 'White on Black' was born. Having been interested in UK history, I noted that there was not an A6 book of British Prime Ministers, which became the first in the WoB style published in November 2017. This was followed by Kings and Queens of England and Britain published late 2018. Look out for new titles next year!
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