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Mar 03, 2010Alison Weir is renowned for her historical fiction and her historical works. One of the problems I have when perusing her works is keeping the players straight. Who was related to whom? Who were the children (legitimate and illegitimate) of kings and lords? In this work, Weir provides us with a resource that can be consulted while reading works on Britain's rulers over time--and keeps the players a little straighter!
May 03, 2012Essential and comprehensive reference material for anyone who is interested in the kings and queens of Britain and their families, but sometimes needs help in clarifying the relationships between various historical characters. Something I dip in and out of for fun and always come away from it having learned something new.
Mar 23, 2013This is a fascinating book. Not only as a quick thumb through, 'goodness I didn't know that...' but as a reference. A must for any student of British history.
1 January 2015Alison Weir is an exceptional writer, and has done a great job with the Royal history.Full Review
Aug 16, 2014Fantastic as a reference book for those who love reading historical fiction.
Sep 06, 2015Alison Weir has written a fabulous research book regarding the Royal Families of Britain, including the Anglo-Saxon and Danish rulers. I don't think there is any point in marking this book 'finished' as I am constantly referring to it to clarify my own research.
Oct 13, 2015Very useful resource. Anytime I get confused about the complicated family trees (which is often) this book helps me trace it back to a familiar point.
Oct 20, 2018i had to keep going over some of it to make sure i knew that i had read it correctly but was very interesting
Jun 28, 2017Essentially a list of the royal families of Britain with some details about each house.
Jun 27, 2017This is an amazing reference guide to the monarchy. It starts with King Egbert of the Saxon/ Danish Kings and carries on until it get to our own Queen Elizabeth II.
Oct 22, 2014As always with Weir, this was exhaustively researched. Over twenty years is an amazing amount of time to put into a work like this, especially with how far back it went. She started in the 9th century and worked her way to present time with Elizabeth II. Of course, I wish she would go back through at some point and add in Princess Katherine and Prince George and, eventually, the newest royal baby that is due in April. This book was amazing. Weir impresses me as always.
Jun 24, 2014This volume took Alison Weir twenty-two years to research and write. It's quite a feat. She's covers Britain's monarchy from the late 700s up till 2002.
Oct 11, 2011An excellent reference for the 'who's who?' in the English and Scottish royal families of the past 1000+ years. Weir's research is thorough and impeccable, making this a very handy book to have on hand when you're trying to sort out who was who's child/sibling/parent. Occasionally, you do get a bit of the author's personal bias slipped in, but only in a few places here and there, which you can easily ignore.
Jan 04, 2014ISBN? - 9780099539735
May 02, 2009I really love this book, if for nothing else, the layout of the genealogies of the British Royal families. This is a great and often needed companion to almost all of the other Weir books, just so you can keep the bloodlines of her subjects in focus. She goes into one-on-one detail on each of the reigning monarchs for almost the last 15oo+ years, right up to Elizabeth II. Doesn't need to be read before you read the others, but is a good resource to have with you when you do.
Sep 16, 2012The BEST Sourcebook for the who's who of the Royals that spans from the beginning to present day. This is a must I have on hand for fact checking and answers many questions when encountering obscurities, dates, or many other questions! If you're a fan of historical fiction, as well, it is also a great resource for the characters.
Oct 06, 2014Really informative but confusing at times having to go back and remember whose children's children's you are looking at to find their sister etc and also it was annoying how it didn't give you all of the children's names and issues but she does say she was only going to do the issue for the people who are direct ancestors of our current queen so it was a good book for that purpose :)
Sep 22, 2014Don't go into this thinking you are getting another narrative. This is an actual page after page list of Britain's kings and queens. You get their name, basic family info, and some history. It's great as a reference if that is what you need.
Jul 21, 2013I think I might've been better off with the actual book than an ebook, because the formatting did it a disservice. I had a hard time remembering where in the family tree I was with certain monarchs. Still, it's a great resource to have on hand.
Aug 12, 2011This is strictly for reference in my point of view; literally a "list" of everyone connected to royalty beginning as early as anyone can remember a king; but well worth a gander. A necessary source book!
Nov 20, 2008Bought it, paper and now available on kindle. Excellent resource. Use it all the time. Lists ALL the kings and queens in chronically arranged order, links to wives and heirs. So incredibly useful. Perfect!
Sep 09, 2015Loved this historical reference book about the genealogy of Britain's Royal families. I read it cover to cover twice and have continued to use it as and when for historical referencing. I still have the original hardback copy of this book on my shelf.
Aug 28, 2016An extremely well researched book giving quite a lot of detail about various kings and queens throughout the history of Britian.
Aug 02, 2012Its a good book, if what you are looking for is a "list" of Britain's Kings and Queens. However, it doesn't really give you anything more than that. So this can be used to probably pick a King/ Queen and find books on them to read.
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