This authoritative and accessible guide to the British monarchy
spans the Romano-British rulers of 55 BC to the present day House
of Windsor. Generously illustrated with maps, photos, paintings,
and genealogies, it contains a wealth of information on the rulers
of Britain, including their policies, personalities, key dates, and
legacies. There are almost 600 entries, which are organised by
regions up to 1066 and by royal lines thereafter. Feature articles
throughout the guide provide in-depth information on key royal
topics, including Coronations, Regalia, the Tower of London, and -
new to this edition - Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.
Revised and updated to include recent events, such as the second
marriage of Prince Charles, this new edition also contains a
topical introductory article on the changing role of the monarchy.
There is a useful glossary, a list of recommended further reading,
and a new appendix of recommended web links, accessed and kept up
to date via a companion website. Comprehensive and elegantly
written, this fascinating guide to the British monarchy is an
essential reference resource for teachers and students of British
history, and for anyone with an interest in Britain's rulers
through the ages.