This is a little work of genius. Each monarch is dealt with in one easy-to-digest, entertaining and informative page. It shouldn't be thought of as simply a book for the guest room or loo: it's a really useful thing to have about the house to check the order of monarchs and which George did what and that sort of thing. My children love this book too and it has proved a great help to them in doing History projects and homework. My eldest son is particularly interested in History and it is no exaggeration to say it was this book that first whet his appetite, and I am very proud to say that he can now list all the monarchs in order - a feat his parents have yet to achieve!
by Charlotte M
If you fancy a rip-roaring romp through the upper tier of English history delivered with sizzling punchlines and accompanied by rib-tickling cartoons, this is the book for you. History delivered in quicksilver style; a good laugh and thoroughly entertaining. An absolute steal for Quiz Night.
An index makes it easy to dip into your favourite monarch. A litany of bizarre goings-on at court - personal eccentricities and deadly disasters. Starting with William the Conqueror (he of the 500 castles and 150,00 dead Brits) you flash through the Plantagenets, the Tudors and the Hanoverians right up to the present incumbent and her horrible year of 1992.
– David Laws, author of MUNICH The Man Who Said No!
by David Laws