All About History: Book of British Royals

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Become aware of magnificent proof approximately each king and queen of england from 1066 to the current day, and discover the reality in the back of royal scandals, conflicts and triumphs. From the bloody battles of Hastings, Bosworth and Agincourt, to the treacherous political courts of the Tudors and Stuarts, hint the turbulent historical past of Britain’s royal bloodline from its beginnings correct as much as the current day, with the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

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43 British Royals He succeeded Edward I as king because his three older brothers John, Henry and Alfonso had died in childhood EDWARD II Wales, 1284-1327 Few kings have been as lambasted as Welsh-born Edward II, whose weak reign lasting just short of two decades ended with his bloody disposal. He appeared to spend much of his time annoying his barons, failing to put up a decent fight against the Scots and the French, and courting his favourites. Brief Bio 1307-1327 Edward II This much-loathed king had an equally hated favourite, saw Scotland slip from his grasp and ultimately met a murderous end E dward I had proven himself to be a very effective king, suppressing numerous rebellions and waging a good many bloody wars.

Death was an obsession for many One of the most popular stories of the day was a tale that most likely came from France. It told of three corpses meeting three living princes, warning that life would soon come to an end for them. Death was a regular plot driver in stories of the early 1300s. Inflation reached its greatest ever rate King Charles IV of France The pound sterling was established as England’s main currency, but there was trouble ahead. 4 per cent in 1316. With half of the pound’s value lopped off, great hardship was caused among an already embattled population.

A French connection The official language at Henry’s court was French: Henry’s Angevin heritage and family traditions were important to him, and he hoped that his court would help bring his English and continental nobles together. 41 British Royals Edward I wasn’t the first Edward to rule England but the third. Kings were only numbered after the Norman conquest of 1066 EDWARD I England, 1239-1307 Remembered primarily for his brutal conquests of Wales and Scotland, Edward I – also known as ‘Longshanks’ and ‘Hammer of the Scots’ – was a master statesman and unlikely reformer who enshrined the Magna Carta in law and paved the way for a representative English parliament.

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