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Quick Question: Book about British Royalty

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Miss Moppet
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Quick Question: Book about British Royalty

Postby Miss Moppet » Tue June 21st, 2011, 6:56 pm

A student has asked me to recommend a book on British royals - something basic that will take her quickly up to speed on who did what when, that she can use as a reference guide. I'm going to take a look online to see what's available but wondered if anyone had any recommendations? It's a book she is looking for rather than a website.

Thanks so much :)

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce & The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue June 21st, 2011, 7:32 pm

currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Tue June 21st, 2011, 10:06 pm

I have a well-worn book of Brewer's British Royalty. It is my Bible on British royalty. I think it's out of print, but it is available on Amazon UK.

Also good and very comprehensive is The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens by Mike Ashley. It covers more than just English/British monarchs. Mike Ashley also had a shorter version of his book called A Brief History of British Kings and Queens.
~Susan~
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Mythica
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Preferred HF: European and American (mostly pre-20th century)
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Postby Mythica » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 1:22 pm


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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Wed June 22nd, 2011, 8:54 pm

Thanks so much everyone for replying so helpfully and promptly. It's a short course so I'm glad to be able to get back to her quickly. I like the look of the Brief History in particular - might order that for myself. :) :)


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