“Divorced, Beheaded, Died…The History of Britain’s Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks” by Kevin Flude.
My rating: 4/5 ⭐️
I chose this book for my first review as it is a fantastic introductory guide into the history of Britain’s monarchy. It spans many different eras, from ancient warrior kings to the modern-day House of Windsor. Each monarch has a brief, but informative section about themselves, perfect for those who want to ease themselves into British Royal history without needing to read larger novels or jargon-heavy academic books. Better known and more successful monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria understandably have larger sections than others, yet Flude does not overlook the lesser-known rulers. I certainly enjoyed reading about the ancient rulers of Britain as I knew hardly anything about them! It was also nice to read of the monarchs of Scotland and Wales, which I find can be commonly overlooked. While it is certainly not the most in-depth of books, it was easy to read and perfect for those who are just beginning to develop their interest in history. Little illustrations throughout the book also made it very enjoyable to read, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history!