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Richard I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Thomas Asbridge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully
Richard I
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Thomas Asbridge
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-22 - Publisher: Allen Lane

Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully
William I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Marc Morris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-25 - Publisher: Penguin UK

On Christmas Day 1066, William, duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England. It was a disaster: soldiers outside, thinking shouts of acclamation were treachery, torched the surrounding buildings. To later chroniclers, it was an omen of the catastrophes to come. During the reign of
Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: John Edwards
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and
Edward I (Penguin Monarchs)
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Andy King
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-24 - Publisher: Penguin UK

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the