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A Brief History of British Kings and Queens Audiobook

A Brief History of British Kings and Queens: Brief Histories

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light.

This edition includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an easliy understandable overview for history buffs.

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books including Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits, The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits and unabridged audio of The Brief History of King Arthur.

©2013 Mike Ashley (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Everything its title promises. The pages are filled with ... everything anyone might ever want to know about the royals." (Publishers Weekly)

"Highly recommended." (Choice)

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    Teresa Cooper 12/05/2015
    Teresa Cooper 12/05/2015
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    "Jam packed full."

    A very quick whizz through British history. To mangle a phrase from the great Churchill " Never has so much been squeezed into so smaller space". The narration was well paced and the text its self was well written and, to myself, well researched.. A book that I'll definitely read again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Narny Lincoln, United Kingdom 10/07/2013
    Narny Lincoln, United Kingdom 10/07/2013 Member Since 2016

    Comedy and history (or a combination of both) are my listening choices. Oh, and Bill Bryson.

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    "Easy to digest"
    Where does A Brief History of British Kings and Queens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very well when compared to other historic books. Intentionally not too detailed for those wanting a more general history of the monarchy.


    If you’ve listened to books by Mike Ashley before, how does this one compare?

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    Any additional comments?

    A nice easy listen for those wanting a general view of the British monarchy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Robyn
    Modbury, Australia
    08/05/13
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    "for absolute beginners only"

    If you want a brief history, this is it. It is necessarily quite superficial and, really, I shouldn't have bought it because I know nearly everything it contains and need depth rather than brevity - my mistake. It might be good for anyone who knows zilch about English history and wants a quick look at the monarchy from its inception until now, but I suspect that anyone interested enough to buy the book would be interested in learning more than this quick sweep can provide. Still, if it's just an overview you want it's well put together and well read and easy to listen to.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jean D. Bates
    14/11/15
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    "Best Ever!!!"
    What did you love best about A Brief History of British Kings and Queens?

    Followed all the British kings and queens from the begining
    I think it has the most coverage and best information that I have found on this subject


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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes--I know I will listen to it several times


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to see his other book on this subject available for audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cx care
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    03/03/13
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    "Great Book Will Listen all over again ############"

    This book was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Story line and over roll performance #######
    very happy with purchase

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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