It was good to get a quick overview of all the Kings during this period but the writing was not like Howarth. Great book that lays out the strengths and weaknesses of the British kings of the Middle Ages Readable, entertaining and concise. A basic book on the history of the English medieval kings, at times I had to work the dates of events out myself which was a mild hindrance The book doesn t go into much detail about the people surrounding the kings other than their title The illustrations are beautiful however I felt that there should of been maps to show the increase and decrease of land during each reign. This Volume Opens With The Norman Conquest, William I S Bold Incursion In That Propelled A New Dynasty To The Throne Of England, And Covers Three Centuries Of Drama, Intrigue, Loyalty, Betrayal, Courage, Cowardice, And CrimeAbout The Series A Royal History Of England From The Beginning Of Monarchical Power In Norman Times To The Present Queen, The British Royal Family Has Experienced Many Scandals, Triumphs, And Changes In Public Image, But Few Of Their Reigns Can Be Described As Uneventful With Contributions By Specialist Authors And Contemporary Illustrations Of Royal Heraldry And Coats Of Arms, Antonia Fraser Has Edited A Definitive And Entertaining History Of One Of The Most Powerful Monarchies In The World
John Gillingham is emeritus professor of medieval history at the London School of Economics and Political Science On the 19th July 2007 he was elected into the Fellowship of the British Academy He is renowned as an expert on the Angevin empire.
- 120 pages
- The Middle Ages (Royal History of England)
- John Gillingham
- 21 September 2019 John Gillingham