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This celebration of British royalty and architecture will delight and inform every reader. The book opens with a magnificent illustrated history of the kings and queens of Britain, giving lives of every monarch, plus accounts of the Princes in the Tower, the Abdication Crisis, and challenges faced by the modern Royal Family. The second half focuses on some of the most dramatic historic sites in Britain and Ireland. Explore the Norman castles, the royal palace of Hampton Court, and the masterpieces of Chatsworth and Castle Howard. The important legacy of Britain's past - her kings and queens, castles and palaces - is fully explained in this fascinating book.