Amazing stories surround Kings and Queens throughout history, and The Little Guide to Kings and Queens is full of fun facts, anecdotes, witty and wise quotes, and plenty of lists.
Kings and Queens are monarchs and are still present in many countries around the world, thousands of years after the first rulers took over, and despite many of them holding no power. Most of the world has no monarchy, some of it a figurehead only, and even fewer an actual active head of state, but stories of Kings and Queens are often in the news as people are fascinated by rulers of their own and other countries.
Amazing stories surround Kings and Queens throughout history, and The Little Guide to Kings and Queens is right royally resplendent with fascinating and fun facts, amusing and amazing anecdotes, witty and wise quotes, and plenty of lists. It adds up to a regal reserve of recreation for your mind.
'I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.' - Queen Elizabeth II (as Princess Elizabeth), 1947.
The longest reigning monarch was King Louis XIV of France, who held the throne for more than 72 years.
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Table Of Contents:
Royals: Quotes and facts from the earliest rulers (and their subjects).
House of the King: There are many royal dynasties from all over the world. This chapter looks at a selection of them.
King for a Day: A chapter of lists, including longest and shortest reigning kings and queens, nicest kings, meanest queens (and vice versa), list of 'Greats', earliest kings and queens, and many more.
It's Good to be King: A look at the most interesting, powerful and dangerous Kings from throughout history.
Caribbean Queen: An examination of some of the most prominent, powerful and famous Queens the world has ever known.
Princes and Princesses: Not everybody gets the crown. This chapter looks at famous family members who never made it onto the throne.