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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (638 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Antonia Fraser Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This magnificent story of one thousand years of English history is told through the lives and deeds of Kings and Queens, from the Normans to the Windsors. Understand how the power of the crown has changed as a result of both the character and ability of each monarch and evolving historical circumstances. Eight specialist contributors depict the whole spectrum of royal life in a succinct and fascinating way. Newly revised in 1998, this edition offers expanded coverage of the House of Windsor, including recent events that have greatly affected the Royal Family.                                          

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The essays are of high quality and blend bare facts and narrative with a judicious amount of atmosphere.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Fascinating and mesmerizing chronology…In [McCaddon’s] commanding voice, this unsurpassable listening experience stirs both mind and imagination.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Noah | 2/20/2014

    " Good for what I used it for: a reminder of which king or queen did what and when. The writing, at times, required previous knowledge of British history, as the information is pretty much ONLY about the kings or queens, not the details of what was going on at the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deanna | 2/8/2014

    " Interesting overview but unfullfilling. I wanted and expected more. I bought the book. I wish I had gotten from the library. It gave quick snapshots of people and time, but not as researched as it should have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyne | 2/4/2014

    " Loved this book. Read the whole thing like it was nothing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gennielc | 2/4/2014

    " Wonderful! This was VERY well read (audio book), her accent was great. It was edited by Antonia Fraser (one of my favorite history authors & historian), and each section was written by a (sometimes) well known historian. It was a brief overview of 1000 years of English history, focusing on the highlights of each of the monarchs. Not only a great history, but also a great story. "

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