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A whirlwind tour of British monarchs
"Kings & Queens of England" is a series of vignettes taking you on a whirlwind tour from the Norman conquest to modern times. Derek Jacobi's narration is, as ever, excellent. K&Q is a useful, concise review of British history with never a dull moment. It may even inspire you to read deeper biographies at a later time.
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Short. whirlwind tour of English monarchy
Derek Jacobi's narration is so good he could read the phone book for me. And I love the stories behind the British monarchy. My only complaint is that this was so whirlwind I found it hard to keep up, even though I was familiar with much of it already.
Overall I would recommend it highly and just plan on listening to a more in depth book soon.
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- Nancy & Greg
Very entertaining trip through British monarchy
This slender volume is a whirlwind tour of the history of British monarchy from the earliest days to the reign of Elizabeth II. Read by the incomparable Derek Jacobi, the book is a delight to hear and chock-full of tidbits about the men and women who have ruled the United Kingdom. My only "complaint" is that some of the stories are too short. I definitely would have liked to learn more about certain figures. Overall, it is a nice book for anyone interested in royal history.