/ Key title David Starkey's thrilling new paperback charts the rise of the British monarchy from the War of the Roses, the English Civil War and the Georgians, right up until the present day monarchs of the 20th Century. / Renowned historian David Starkey charts the rise of the British Monarchy right through to our present day in this superb, compelling title. / Through his retelling of the British monarchy Starkey also helps reveal how our modern British nation was influenced and formed. / David Starkey has a huge following and is one of Britain's most respected and read historians at work today. / 'Monarchy' has sold over 40,000 copies in hardback alone. / The paperback includes a new, additional chapter, charting the most recent period of the monarchy, from Victoria to Elizabeth II.
David Starkey is the Bye Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and the author of 'Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne'. A winner of the W. H. Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain's Historical Association, Mr. Starkey lives in London.
'Excellent!the really crucial events in the history of the British Monarchy since the Middle Ages are assessed with authority, wisdom and wit!This is Starkey at his fluent and entertaining best.' Sunday Telegraph 'This book!is vivid, lucid and engaging!his judgements delivered with quasi-Pontifical assurance are often acute!a very enjoyable book.' Daily Telegraph 'David Starkey tours England's monarchical horizon with gusto.' Sunday Times 'Combines compelling narrative and lucid analysis to guide us with a sure hand through two centuries of domestic turmoil unparalleled in any other period of English history!nowhere is there to be found a better short summary of the Glorious Revolution of 1688!Starkey's book will undoubtedly make him and his publishers a tidy profit.' The Spectator 'I found myself compelled by David Starkey's vivid recreation of the hazardous uncertainty of Elizabeth's early life, her successive exclusions from the centre of power, the studiedly ambiguous answers she offered her interrogators, her inevitable implications in conspiracies and narrow escapes from execution.' Times Literary Supplement 'Combines a relaxed and unfussy style with a thorough knowledge of the period and a sharp eye for detail. Elizabeth's life makes for a compelling story and Starkey tells it well.' Spectator 'Starkey is as eloquent and lucid as ever' The Times