From the House of Wessex to the House of Windsor, follow the pageant of personalities that have made Great Britain what it is today. Fascinating biographies of the British monarchs from the time of Roman Brittania to present day answer your every question about the country's aristocracy. Details of the kings' and queens' personalities are the focus, with a timeline across the bottom relating the major events of their reigns. Also included is a section devoted to royal edicts. All the Edwards, Richards, Henrys, and Williams are represented, along with outstanding personalities such as Lady Jane Grey and Oliver Cromwell--a king in all but name. This is essential reading for all Anglophiles, so brew a pot of tea and dig into the history!