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Crown & Sceptre Tracy Borman

Crown & Sceptre von Tracy Borman

Crown & Sceptre Tracy Borman


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Zusammenfassung

An exploration of the history of the British monarchy from 1066 to the present day.

Crown & Sceptre Zusammenfassung

Crown & Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens Tracy Borman

Engaging and perceptive . . . Ms. Borman offers deft and thoughtful assessments of every reign . . . the chronological approach is enriched by details that help to humanize her subjects. - Wall Street Journal

A stunning tour de force and a remarkable achievement.
- Alison Weir

This is Our Island Story for the modern age. - Charles Spencer


'Not just a brilliant compendium of biographies, but the biography of an institution: a marvellous read' - Tom Holland


'This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle'
(William Shakespeare, Richard II)

The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has weathered the storms of rebellion, revolution and war that brought many of Europe's royal families to an abrupt and bloody end. Its unique survival owes much to the fact that, for all its ancient traditions and protocol, the royal family has proved remarkably responsive to change, evolving to reflect the times. But for much of its history, it also spearheaded seismic change, shaping our religious, political and cultural identity and establishing the British monarchy as the envy of the world.

There has never been a more apposite moment to consider the history of this extraordinary survivor. Within the next decade, there is likely to be a change of monarch, sparking renewed global interest on a scale not seen since Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Even the media and popular frenzy evoked by recent royal events such as royal weddings and births will not compare to that generated by the accession of a new king. In the lead up to this pivotal moment in Britain's history, Crown & Sceptre explores the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day, feeding the renewed interest not just in the modern royals but in the predecessors who helped shape the institution into what it is today.

Crown and Sceptre shows an astonishing command of a thousand years of the British monarchy, its traditions, roles and realities beyond the pageantry and romance. Beautifully crafted, insightful, and a genuine pleasure to read, it underscores the royal heritage at the heart of a nation. - Lauren Mackay

Crown and Sceptre combines an eminently accessible narrative with a lucid scholarly lens. Tracy Borman skilfully unravels the trials and triumphs of this ever-shifting institution. By charting both the majesty and mechanics of monarchy, we get a vivid understanding of why its glittering gears shifted over time, and by whom the levers of change were pulled. A triumph.' - Owen Emmerson, Curator at Hever Castle

'Tracy Borman's passion for the British monarch and the crown is infectious and compelling!' - Estelle Paranque

'Borman embraces a huge task' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times

Enlightening, gripping and skilfully composed, Tracy Borman navigates the twists and turns of the British monarchy with an expert hand. A pacy narrative that's simply bursting with colour and intrigue, Crown and Sceptre is both powerful and compulsively readable. A masterpiece. - Nicola Tallis

Crown & Sceptre Bewertungen

Tracy Borman's Crown & Sceptre is hugely impressive. A breath-taking amount of research has been packed painlessly into this compelling and engaging saga of Britain's kings and queens. Lively, pacy and marvellously concise and informative, it grips the reader from the first page. A stunning tour de force and a remarkable achievement. * Alison Weir *
Tracy Borman's Crown & Sceptre is a crisp, delightfully clear, and perfectly weighted compendium - it brims with need-to-know facts, laced with intriguing, revealing, detail. She cleverly tells the tale of Britain, through the prism of monarchy. This is Our Island Story for the modern age. * Charles Spencer *
'Not just a brilliant compendium of biographies, but the biography of an institution: a marvellous read' * Tom Holland *
Crown and Sceptre shows an astonishing command of a thousand years of the British monarchy, its traditions, roles and realities beyond the pageantry and romance. Beautifully crafted, insightful, and a genuine pleasure to read, it underscores the royal heritage at the heart of a nation. * Lauren Mackay *
Crown and Sceptre combines an eminently accessible narrative with a lucid scholarly lens. Tracy Borman skilfully unravels the trials and triumphs of this ever-shifting institution. By charting both the majesty and mechanics of monarchy, we get a vivid understanding of why its glittering gears shifted over time, and by whom the levers of change were pulled. A triumph.' * Owen Emmerson, Curator at Hever Castle *

'Tracy Borman's passion for the British monarch and the crown is infectious and compelling!'

* Estelle Paranque *

'Borman embraces a huge task'

* Gerard DeGroot, The Times *
Enlightening, gripping and skilfully composed, Tracy Borman navigates the twists and turns of the British monarchy with an expert hand. A pacy narrative that's simply bursting with colour and intrigue, Crown and Sceptre is both powerful and compulsively readable. A masterpiece. * Nicola Tallis *
Borman's accessibility, range, drama and colourful characters reminded this reader a little of HE Marshall's classic Our Island Story, but there is far more light and shade here... Borman's pacy narrative skill makes this a volume worth reading in full. * The Tablet *
[E]ngaging and perceptive . . . Given its extensive timeframe and diverse cast of characters, Crown & Sceptre could easily have become little more than a potted history of Britain from 1066 to the present. But while Ms. Borman offers deft and thoughtful assessments of every reign . . . the chronological approach is enriched by details that help to humanize her subjects. * Wall Street Journal *

Über Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997. Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty, Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. Tracy is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad. Follow Tracy on Twitter @TracyBorman

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GOR011970597
9781529339499
1529339499
Crown & Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens Tracy Borman
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Gebundene Ausgabe
Hodder & Stoughton
20211118
576
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