In this fascinating book focusing on the monarchs, their relatives, and their realms, you’ll explore milestones (such as: Queen Victoria oversaw Great Britain during a period of tremendous technological, political, and social change) along with other details (like this: she was vehemently opposed to efforts to win women the right to vote).
These are just a few of the entertaining facts you’ll find in Kings & Queens (Little Books About Big Things):
· Buckingham Palace, the Royal Residence in London, has 775 rooms, including 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms.
· Richard the Lion Heart was King of England for ten years, but he barely spent ten months of that time in the country and he didn’t speak the language.
· When Henry VIII died, he was buried next to his third wife, Jane Seymour, who was the mother of his only son, who became King Edward VI.
· King Charles II, a notorious womanizer, is remembered as the “Merry Monarch.”
· When George III died without a child eligible to become the monarch, his brother became King William IV, the oldest man ever to become King of England.
· King Edward VII is credited with helping to bring about the Entente Cordiale of 1904, a treaty of political friendship with France that set the stage for the alliances that would dominate 20th-century Europe.
· Queen Elizabeth II trained as a truck driver and mechanic during World War II.Ever wonder which American states were named after the English monarchs? Or what determines the number of rounds fired in a Royal salute? Look for the answers inside . . . and many more!
|Publisher:||Fall River Press|
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