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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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book is a whistle stop tour through the kings and queens of Britain. It is an informative and entertaining book.