England holds the unique position as the cradle of modern democratic parliamentary government while simultaneously retaining one of the world's longest-running monarchies. The Kings & Queens of England offers a concise and penetrating review of not only the lives and personalities of the monarchs but also the impact and ramifications of their reign on England and the world. Strong and weak, young and old, cruel and tolerant, successful and failed, and the multiple combinations thereof, the story of England's kings and queens is a rich tapestry of history, reflecting a nation that has commanded the world's attention for over 1,000 years.
Robert Parker is a high school teacher in Indiana, USA. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in history and combines his passion for the subject with frequent travel. He has visited six continents and over fifty countries, making more than forty separate trips to the United Kingdom alone. His grandfather was from Bridgwater, Somerset, and he keeps in regular contact with his English relatives. Robert's visits to the UK inspired his interest in the kings and queens of England and he has now turned what began as a hobby into his second book. Amberley published his first book, British Prime Ministers.