Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

England's Queens From Catherine of Aragon to Elizabeth II

Availability: Out of stock

Author: Elizabeth Norton

The six wives of Henry VIII brought queenship into the early modern era and his daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I, found themselves in an almost unprecedented position as reigning queens. From these Tudor women to the present, each queen has a unique story to tell. The unhappy Sophia Dorothea of Celle was imprisoned for over thirty years by her husband George I when her affair was discovered and her lover was murdered. Queen Victoria spent her childhood secluded with her overprotective mother, even sharing the same bedroom until the day when she was proclaimed queen and finally freed herself from her mother’s control.

Nearly eighty women have sat on the throne of England, either as queen regnant or queen consort and the voices of all of them survive through their writings and those of their contemporaries. For the first time, the voices of each individual queen can be heard. This volume charts the course of English queenship from Henry’s wives through the Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians, right up to the House of Windsor and our current queen, Elizabeth II.

Book ISBN 9781445642376

Book Format Paperback

pages 336 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2015

Height 198

Width 124

Illustrations 99

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £8.99

Newsletter Signup

Monthly Top 5 Books

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register