A Brief History of British Kings and Queens

  • by Mike Ashley
  • Narrated by Roger Davis
  • 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light.
This edition includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an easliy understandable overview for history buffs.
Mike Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books including Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits, The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits and unabridged audio of The Brief History of King Arthur.

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What the Critics Say

"Everything its title promises. The pages are filled with ... everything anyone might ever want to know about the royals." (Publishers Weekly)
"Highly recommended." (Choice)

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Customer Reviews

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Jam packed full.

A very quick whizz through British history. To mangle a phrase from the great Churchill " Never has so much been squeezed into so smaller space". The narration was well paced and the text its self was well written and, to myself, well researched.. A book that I'll definitely read again.
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- Teresa Cooper

Easy to digest

Where does A Brief History of British Kings and Queens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very well when compared to other historic books. Intentionally not too detailed for those wanting a more general history of the monarchy.


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A nice easy listen for those wanting a general view of the British monarchy

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- Narny "Comedy and history (or a combination of both) are my listening choices. Oh, and Bill Bryson."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios