Antonia Fraser , «The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England»
Antonia Fraser | ISBN-10: 1841880272 | 1999 | English | MP3 (64kb/s) | 336 MB
Illustrated in a sweep of colourful episodes, this volume contains the stories of England's monarchs, spanning ten great dynasties, from the invading Normans of 1066 to the House of Windsor. Antonia Fraser introduces this pageant of royalty, and eight contributors examine the complex characters of both well-loved figures such as Victoria and little-known sovereigns such as Richard III.
About the Author:
Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works including the biographies, CROMWELL: OUR CHIEF OF MEN, KING CHARLES II and THE GUNPOWDER PLOT (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, THE WEAKER VESSEL: WOMEN'S LOT IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND (Wolfson Award for History, 1984), THE WARRIOR QUEENS: BOADICEAS CHARIOT, THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY (Franco-British Literary Prize 2001), which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in 2006 and now most recently LOVE AND LOUIS XIV: THE WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF THE SUN KING. Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She lives in London and is currently working on a biography of Queen Elizabeth I. She was married to Harold Pinter who died on Christmas Eve 2008 and has eighteen grandchildren.
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