Divorced, Beheaded, Died: The History of Britain's Kings and by Kevin Flude

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By Kevin Flude

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Encompassing homicide, civil conflict, adultery, usurpation, and insanity, this is the fundamental consultant to Britain's Kings and Queens, written with a full of life wit and full of necessary evidence and information

The stories of many of the monarchs of england are essentially the most attention-grabbing within the countrys great historical past. From Henry VIII and his six better halves and Edward VIII's abdication to a few of the lesser-known and legendary monarchs equivalent to King Arthur, this delightfully witty and informative consultant takes you on a gallop throughout the historical past of Britain's monarchs. tales commence with the mythical King Brutus, throughout the homes of Tudor and Stuart, and as much as the Windsors, together with the foremost monarchs of Scotland and Wales. realize the sticky finish that occurred Edward II, the tale of the teenage queen of britain who reigned for under a fortnight, and discover no matter if Macbeth relatively was once a king of Scotland. provided in an available, chronological layout, this e-book is full of interesting and a laugh proof which are bound to entertain any heritage enthusiast.

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Kevin Flude is the director of the outdated working Theatre museum in London and lectures in universities.

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In AD 383 he was proclaimed emperor by his troops and took legions out of Britain to consolidate his control of the western empire, thus weakening Britain’s defences. There is some evidence that he recruited barbarian tribes to defend the western coastline of Britain, as several Welsh dynasties (Powys, Gwent, Dyfed) begin their family tree with Macsen Wledig, thought to be the local name for Magnus. He is also thought to have begun the settlement of British people in Brittany. Despite a solid reputation as emperor, Magnus soon lost power and was executed.

He is also the Course Director for the Elderhostel programme in London, which provides study tours, lectures and walks on the history, archaeology and art of the city. Copyright First published in Great Britain in 2009 by Michael O’Mara Books Limited 9 Lion Yard Tremadoc Road London SW4 7NQ This electronic edition published 2010 ISBN 978-1-84317-600-8 in ePub format ISBN 978-1-84317-599-5 in Mobipocket format ISBN 978-1-84317-362-5 in hardback print format Copyright © Michael O’Mara Books Limited 2009 All rights reserved.

Henry was nearby and abandoned his brother’s corpse to gallop to the capital, Winchester, to secure the treasury and the throne for himself. Three days later, he was crowned. Henry was clever, educated and a master diplomat. He used his English birth, along with generous gifts and bribes, to gain support from the English, who were still smarting from the Norman Conquest. He married Matilda, who was not only the great-granddaughter of Edmund Ironside but also the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland, and their son William was given the Anglo-Saxon title of Atheling.

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