Kings and Queens of Great Britain: A Very Peculiar History
This gloriously intricate mini book gives you all the trivia, plus maps, quotes and other fun bits. With luxurious coloured endpapers, maps, quotes, songs, pictures and a timeline, it’s a miscellany of facts about the monarchs who matter. Lots of funny stuff too: it wasn’t all thrones and sceptres for the British kings and queens of the past. One king had an oversized tongue and slobbered whenever they ate. One ruler was so fat they had to be buried in a square coffin. One even survived seven assassination attempts. Very peculiar indeed.