Kings & Queens, part of our exciting new series of Haynes Pocket Manuals for children, provides information, facts and figures on all the kings and queens of England, from William I (1066-1087) to Elizabeth II (1952-present), including lots of fun and a few gory bits on the way. There is also an introduction about early rulers, and the book is fully illustrated. Kings & Queens Pocket Manual will bring history alive for young readers.
A highly experienced writer of children's information books, Anita Ganeri has written over 300 titles, including the Horrible Geography series for Scholastic. She lives in Yorkshire.
Solid factual information presented in a format that appeals to children. Divided into sections covering each royal 'dynasty': Norman and Plantagenet, Lancaster and York, the Tudors, the Stuarts, Saxe-Coburg and Windsor. An introduction covers early kings and queens up to 1066, from Egbert (803-39) to Harold (1066). The ten most important and/or interesting monarchs receive more coverage: examples include Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, George III and Victoria. The Haynes identity, which stands for easy-to-understand, trusted information, will be a selling point for adult buyers.