The Royals

The Royals

Leslie Carroll / Feb 19, 2020

The Royals Since the Middle Ages the lavish world of the English monarchy has fascinated the public The Royals The Lives and Loves of the British Monarchs uncovers the most colorful characters ever to wear the

  • Title: The Royals
  • Author: Leslie Carroll
  • ISBN: 9781435136205
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the Middle Ages, the lavish world of the English monarchy has fascinated the public The Royals The Lives and Loves of the British Monarchs uncovers the most colorful characters ever to wear the crown, from William the Conqueror, the Norman duke who invaded and took England as his own, to William of Wales, the second in line to the modern throne Nearly 1,000 year oSince the Middle Ages, the lavish world of the English monarchy has fascinated the public The Royals The Lives and Loves of the British Monarchs uncovers the most colorful characters ever to wear the crown, from William the Conqueror, the Norman duke who invaded and took England as his own, to William of Wales, the second in line to the modern throne Nearly 1,000 year of the British rulers are chronicled, including the notorious kings and queens of the Tudor dynasty, up to the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.Beautifully illustrated, this visual history brings the royal family to life.Includes removable reproductions of letters from Henry VIII s wives the execution warrant for Mary, Queen of Scotsa ticket to Queen Victoria s Jubilee BallEdward VIII s official letter of abdicationthe wedding program for Charles and Dianaand the official invitation to William and Kate s weddingLeslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical fiction and three books about the European royals She has been published in Jane Austen Regency World magazine and appeared as a royalty expert on the CBS Evening News in London during the week of William and Kate s Royal wedding She and her husband live in Vermont.

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    About "Leslie Carroll"

      • Leslie Carroll

        I used to tell people that I was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx but the truth is that apart from the stellar education I received at the Fieldston School in Riverdale, much of who I am was shaped by my two grandmothers, who encouraged me to follow my bliss long before it became the sort of catchphrase you find on tee shirts and new age tchotchkes My East Side grandmother took me to FAO Schwarz, the New York City Ballet, and afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel, where I dreamed of becoming another Eloise My West Side grandmother took me to the Central Park carousel and the zoo and treated me to colorful paper parasols and gummy, lukewarm pretzels from the vendors whose wares my East Side grandmother deemed too dirty for human consumption.There are writers on both sides of my family, and although I always loved to write, I never anticipated that it would become my profession I had wanted to be a ballerina and though my club feet were corrected at birth from the stilettos I adore now, you d never know and my short Achilles tendons made my toes turn in corrected at the age of 9 , I was never going to end up en pointe.About a year later, I decided to become an actress when if I grew up, and I never looked back I majored in Theatre at Cornell University, worked in summer stock, and took classes with a couple of acknowledged masters I performed a lot of Shakespeare and other classics in New York parks, basements, church choir lofts, and the occasional Off Broadway theatre then founded and ran my own nonprofit theatre company for several years And when things got slow, and I found myself working three survival jobs simultaneously one of them as a journalist and editor , I decided it was time to pursue an additional creative avenue Fast forward a decade I m now a multi published author in three genres, as well as a freelance journalist And I ve also adapted a number of classic texts Ivanhoe The Prisoner of Zenda The Scarlet Pimpernel Mark Twain s The Diaries of Adam and Eve for the stage I began writing women s fiction and historical fiction simultaneously, but my first published novel was the urban romantic comedy Miss Match in 2002 In 2005, as I continued to write about feisty female New Yorkers, my first historical novel was published under the pen name Amanda Elyot While keeping those literary plates spinning I made my historical nonfiction debut in the spring of 2008.In what I laughingly refer to as my spare time, I m still a professional actress, working when the scripts and the roles excite me.I m such a native New Yorker that I still don t have a driver s license, Big Sky Country means Central Park, and the farthest I ve ever been from the Upper West Side for any great length of time was my four year stint upstate in Ithaca, at Cornell, known for its rigorous academics and its equally harsh permafrost.My birthday falls on the same day as two of my heroes F Scott Fitzgerald and Jim Henson So I reread The Great Gatsby every year and number Miss Piggy among the great actresses of her generation My favorite color is deep hydrangea blue, and it just kills me that it doesn t look good with red hair.I live in Manhattan with my husband Scott who is my hero and everything I ever dreamed of For the past couple of years we ve been considering an addition to the family in the form of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


    878 Comments

    1. Leslie Carroll’s The Royals: The Lives and Loves of the British Monarchs is an extremely good overview of most of the kings and queens of England starting with William The Conqueror and ending with Elizabeth II. This book also has one to two page presentations on events that have took place during this era such as The Crimean War where I learned that this war was the first European war to be photographed, the telegraph having been invented enabled the public to receive war news quickly, and mo [...]


    2. I picked up this book because I was interested in the reproductions that would be included. I knew most of the facts that were included in this book, but it is more of a coffee-table book rather than a deep non-fiction read.I thought there was a great selection of members of the British royal family; while not every person is included, all of the time periods are represented here. Even though there were royals who were skipped, they were usually mentioned to some extent in either the preceding o [...]


    3. For anyone who enjoys the history of the British Monarchy, this beautifully illustrated book is a great resource. What makes it especially fun is its offering of salacious details of monarchs including affairs and betrayals. I especially appreciated the medieval and Tudor eras. The eighteenth century seemed a bit boring. Though they were certainly scandalous years, I found it tedious trying to keep up with various mistresses and illegitimate children. After Queen Victoria, the media became much [...]


    4. Aesthetically, this book was very beautiful. I loved the pictures and the momentums. The book gave lots of interesting information about the kings and queens. The reason I gave it 3 stars is because I found some of the phrases used in the book to be awkward for something that's historical and would be better placed in a gossip magazine, and later on it did become more of a gossip magazine rather than a book over history.


    5. If you like history, but you don't like seriousness, this is the book for you. It is light and quick in its recaps of the English monarchy, and for the most part is not too misleading in the way it portrays the love affairs. Its a little silly sometimes, and the writing isn't great, but its a fun coffee table book.


    6. Got this as a Christmas gift from a friend who shares my love of British royalty. I read it all the night i got it. Very enjoyable with nice photos. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it did skip over a few monarchs that I think didn't deserve to be skipped. Also, some pertinent info was left off of other monarchs. But all in all, a great thing to own!! I love it!


    7. This book gives a great insight on many royal affairs. The replicated letters and documents are very interesting and really add to the value of the book. The book itself is very sturdy and well-manufactured. A quick read.



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