• Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

  • The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks
  • By: Kevin Flude
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-30-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Henry VIII dispatching his numerous wives to Edward VIII’s unprecedented abdication, Britain’s monarchs have personally been responsible for shaping some of the most dramatic events in the nation’s history.
Encompassing murder, civil war, adultery, usurpation, and madness, Divorced, Beheaded, Died... relates the extraordinary stories of all of England’s kings and queens, plus some of the less well-known Scots and Welsh rulers.
©2009 Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 07-02-12

Royal Tidbits of Fact & Salacious Scandal

One of the few times I think this would be better as a printed book, but still interesting for all that.

And oh my goodness, some of the early history was definitely racy. Lots of Kingly murders, adultery, intrigue and some bizarre facts (like the king who had been a leper but cured by the restorative mud at what is now the City of Bath, or the King that was gruesomely murdered by poker).

Early Royals (Roman, Viking, Saxon) get a short, succinct sections, the more recent monarchs are more detailed out.

Whilst it does have it amusing moments this is mostly an interest factual book, that flows along fairly well, (thankfully in chronological order). I knew a bit of the English history, but it was interesting to get the Welsh and Scottish information (major monarchs only, last two chapters).

Recommended to listeners who are interested in the British Monarchy, but like their history “light”. I don’t think I would re-read but will definitely keep an eye out for the book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on 07-23-12

History in Sound Bites

Entertaining look at history, not dry, dull or boring. Capsule comments that give an interesting perspective on the British monarchy. Ric Jerrom has a great voice. Enjoyed every moment of it. Wish there were more books of this nature to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LRC on 12-07-10

fun to listen to, bite size pieces

This was a very enjoyable run through the kings and queens of England and Scotland. As a non-English, it gives me some insights into why certain less popularly known kings are just that - less popular. I liked that it highlights the famous details of each's reigns and that it summarizes the families and eras for easier understanding. I enjoyed the run through and have listened to this twice already - once for the entertainment, and another time for a quick social reference.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andyjn on 09-21-16

Very good

This book is a whistle stop tour through the kings and queens of Britain. It is an informative and entertaining book.

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