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by | Read by Wanda McCaddon

History • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1998

In 1066 William the Conqueror captured the English throne, and since that time 39 kings and queens have reigned over the British dominions. Their lives, alliances, whims, delusions, and intrigues have had an incalculable influence on the culture, politics, and very boundaries of the entire world. From the Plantagenets to the Tudors, from the Hanovers to the Winsors, Wanda McCaddon delivers these short, straightforward biographies with proper English pride, deference, and oftentimes, a sly sense of irony. The names and dates come fast and furiously, but here are a few facts: Over half of France was in England's possession during the reign of Henry II. Richard III was the last English monarch to die on the battlefield. And, as a 19-year-old princess, Queen Elizabeth II joined the Auxiliary Transport Service as a mechanic in the final days of WWII. B.P. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]



Trade Ed. • Audio Partners • 2004

CS ISBN 1572701013 $34.99 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 1572704330 $39.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN $24.47

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