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Crown & Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy

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The Crown and Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy By David StarkeyCrown & Country: A History of England Through the Monarchy by David Starkey is a book which attracted my interest as it was a different-than-usual premise. Normally, history books focus on one period of time, or one person/dynasty, or even in some cases one event. Here was a book which said it would teach me the history of England, but would do so by telling me the history of the monarchy. As I have a keen interest in royal history in particular, I was eager to see if David Starkey would deliver.

David Starkey is, as many will know, a prominent TV historian. However, despite my interests in history, I’ve never seen one of his programmes – I prefer to read about medieval monarchs than be shown random pictures of them which someone talks.


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