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A History of Royal Britain in 100 Objects
Over 1000 years of royal history told through 100 fascinating objects.
From the glory of coronation regalia to coins, from imposing statues to stamps, from distinguished medals to monuments, and from beautiful artworks to Edward VIII’s abdication document, each item in this book has a fascinating story to tell.
Ordered chronologically by monarch, from Alfred the Great to Queen Elizabeth II, this fully illustrated book takes a regal journey through the centuries. Discover the significance of each object – some famous, others more obscure – and how the royal ruler connected to it shaped the course of history in this celebration of the British monarchy.
Featured are William I’s eleventh century survey, more famously known as The Domesday Book; the world’s first ever postage stamp, the Penny Black, with a cameo-style portrait of Queen Victoria; Edward VIII’s abdication document; the written birth announcement of Queen Elizabeth II, placed outside Buckingham Palace as per royal custom; and many more.