Gimson’s Kings and Queens: Brief Lives of the Forty Monarchs since 1066

Andrew Gimson


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Taking the reader through the lives of our monarchs, this book tells a tale of bastardy, courage, conquest, brutality, vanity, vulgarity, corruption, anarchy, absenteeism, piety, nobility, divorce, execution, civil war, madness, magnificence, profligacy, frugality, philately, abdication, dutifulness, family breakdown and family recovery.

About The Author

Andrew Gimson is the author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson, published by Simon & Schuster in 2006 and described as `brilliant’, `scintillating’ and `an effervescent delight’. He writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, and is a contributing editor to He lives in London.

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Weight 383 g
Dimensions 222 × 144 × 26 mm



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