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ISBN: 9780198609568
This browsable dictionary gives a detailed history of the kings and queens of Britain, ranging from mythical and early pre-conquest rulers to the present House of Windsor. Covering English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish Monarchs, the entries are ordered in sections, by regions for pre-1066 monarchs, and then by royal lines. Detailed boxed entries give information on themes such as Coronations and Regalia, and on significant royal residences or traditions like Sandringham House and Touching for the King's Evil, while illustrations include images of various monarchs, as well as regional maps and genealogies. With comprehensive coverage of the rulers, their regnal dates, policies, characters, and the roles they played in shaping history, it is an ideal reference for students of European history. Professor John Cannon held the chair of Modern History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne until 1992. He has edited several titles, including The Letteres of Junius (1978), The Oxford Companion to British History (1997), and The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians (1988), which was awarded a Library Association prize for reference works. His other publications include The Fox-North Coalition (1969), Parliamentary Reform (1973), Aristocratic Century (1984), The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy (1986, 1998), and Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian England (1994). Dr Anne Hargreaves was formerly a clinical academic at the Welsh National School of Medicine, and at the Universities of Liverpool and Newcastle. She was co-editor of Medicine in Northumbria (1993) and author of White as Whales Bone (1998), a study of dental practice in early modern England. She was a major contributor to the Oxford Companion to British History.