Monarchy

  • by David Starkey
  • Narrated by David Starkey
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The crown of England is the oldest surviving political institution in Europe. Throughout this audiobook Dr David Starkey emphasises the Crown's endless capacity to adapt to circumstances and reshape national policy, whilst he unmasks the personalities and achievements, the defeats and victories, which lie behind the kings and queens of British history. Each of these monarchs has contributed to the religion, geography, laws, language, and government which we live with today. Monarchy demonstrates exactly how these states were arrived at, how these monarchs subtly influenced each other, which battles were won and why, whose whim or failure caused religious tradition to wither or flourish, and which monarchs, through their acumen, strength and single minded determination, came to enforce the laws of England.

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I loved it.

Excellent book. Informative, but not dry. Utterly riveting. More like a story, than like dry history. And I loved the way it was read.
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- Mair

Outstanding content and narration

Gripping events narrated more like a story than a series of monotonous incidents,and beautifully narrated by Dr David Starky whose voice is engaging and keeps you listening.He needs to narrate all his books as once you've heard him narrate one,no one else will do.
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- Tarek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-09-2007
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks