Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

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HarperPress, 2010 - Great Britain - 524 pages
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From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day.The monarchy is one of Britain's longest surviving institutions - as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its magnificent history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector - all the way up until the Victorian era when it came face-to-face with modernity.More than a collection of biographies of Britain's kings and queens, this is an in-depth examination of what the British monarchy has meant, what it means now and what it will continue to mean. Bringing to life a cast of colourful characters, Starkey's trademark energy and authority make him the perfect guide on this epic, accessible and compelling journey, as he offers us a vivid portrait of British culture, politics and nationhood.

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Review: Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

User Review  - Tara Galligan - Goodreads

I thought this was a very useful introduction to the history of the British monarchy. As with any book that tries to deal with such an enormous topic there will be areas that have to be skipped over ... Read full review

Review: Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

User Review  - Anne Anon - Goodreads

I found this a compulsive read. A fascinating gallop through UK history from earliest written records ~post Roman occupation. Telescopic style ~ detailed, easy to relate to human stories, with ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of many books including 'Elizabeth', 'Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII' and 'Henry: Virtuous Prince'. He is a winner of the W.H. Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain's Historical Association. He is a well-known TV and radio personality. He was made a CBE in 2007. He lives in London.

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