Brief Loves of the English Monarchs
by Carolly Erickson
History Book Club, 2003, colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1582880417
Like New Condition, minor edge wear to dustjacket
'To many readers the English monarchs exist in the imagination as an amalgam of conventional images - Elizabeth I as the Virgin Queen, Victoria as an icon of prudery, Edward VIII as the romantic king who gave up his throne for love - while lesser known rulers such as William IV or Henry VI are mere names.
Royal Panoply: Brief Lives of the English Monarchs replaces these stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. And almost two hundred illustrations - portraits, photographs, tapestries and images drawn from manuscript illuminations - accompany the text, adding a visual dimension to this remarkable set of portraits in words.'