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Seller: ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382401821880 A Royal History of England: The House of Windsor by Andrew Roberts, Edited by Antonia Fraser. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 104 pages. Publisher: Cassell & Co; (2000). Since the inception of the “House of Windsor” in 1917, the nature of the English monarchy has undergone a profound change. “The House of Windsor” has at its centre fascinating insights into and vivid biographies of the kings and queens of England during a tumultuous century - a period that has seen two world wars, an abdication and undreamt-of social change. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, the book traces the lives of the monarchs of living memory and the near past: from 'Sailor' George V to the eleven days of Edward VIII's reign: from the rebuilding of the crown's authority under George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the accession of the present queen, the turmoil of her children's marriages and the death of the Princess of Wales. “The House of Windsor” is the last of six books in the “A Royal History of England” series, which illuminates the lives of the monarchs of England from 1066 A.D. to the present day. CONDITION: New but shows a bit of "shop wear". Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unread, though based on appearances, it seems relatively certain that the book was flipped through a few times by "lookie-loo" bookstore browsers while on the book store shelf. Dustjacket evidences VERY mild edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket and mild rubbing (dustjacket is photo-finish, high-gloss black and so shows rub marks very easily, even merely from being shelved between other books). Covers also evidence modest edge and corner shelfwear, principally in the form of a small bump to the lower corner of both the front and back cover, likely the consequence of being clumsily shelved and bumped against bookshelf edges. However the bumping is so light that the pages beneath the covers are entirely unaffected. The bumps are in the nature of merely superficial cosmetic blemishes. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf book store (such as Barnes & Noble, for instance) wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books often have become slightly blemished and/or show a little handling/shelf/browsing wear. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: “The House of Windsor” is the first of six books in the “A Royal History of England” series, which illuminates the lives of the monarchs of England from 1066 A.D. through the present-day. The other volumes include: “The Middle Ages”, “The Tudors”, “The Wars of the Roses”, “The Stuarts”, “The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha”. The editor, Antonia Fraser, has written a number of highly acclaimed books, among them the major historical biographies, “Mary Queen of Scots”, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Also to her credit are “Cromwell Out Chief of Men”, and “King Charles II”. Her most recent books is “The Gunpowder Plot”, which was a bestseller and won the Crimewriters Non-Fiction Gold Dagger Award. Antonia was the President of the English Centre of International PEN and Chairman of its Writers in Prison Committee. She is now Vice-President of English PEN. Formerly Chairman of the Society of Authors, she is co-trustee with Michael Holroyd of the society’s Author’s Foundation. She lives in London. The author, Andrew Roberts, took a first in Modern History at Cambridge. He has been a professional historian since the publication of his life of Lord Halifax , The Holy Fox, in 1991, followed by Eminent Churchillians in 1994 . He contributes regularly to the Sunday Telegraph. Lives in Knightsbridge, London, and has two children. His Salisbury won the Wolfson History Prize in 2000. His books include Napoleon and Wellington in 2001, Hitler and Churchill (based on BBC-2 series) in 2003. What Might Have Been (editor) in 2004. His History of the English Speaking Peoples Since 1900 will be published in 2006. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The House of Windsor has undergone profound changes since its inception in 1917. Their tenure has seen two world wars, an abdication, and undreamed-of social change, but still the monarchy prevails. Andrew Roberts traces their history to the tragic death of the Princess of Wales and its aftermath. From the beginning of monarchical power in Norman times to the present queen, the British royal family has experienced many scandals, triumphs, and changes in public image, but few of their reigns can be described as uneventful. With contributions by specialist authors and contemporary illustrations of royal heraldry and coats of arms, Antonia Fraser has edited a definitive and entertaining history of one of the most powerful monarchies in the world. REVIEW: This six-volume series covers almost a millennium of English history, from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the death of Princess Diana, the fire that decimated Windsor Castle, and the Queen Mother's 99th birthday in 1999. Each volume offers loads of illustrations, both artworks and photos, as well as informative text. Wonderful introductory material for casual readers, history enthusiasts, and armchair royal watchers. REVIEW: A most attractive short history, beautifully illustrated on heavy, glossy paper. First of six volumes in the A Royal History of England series. Very fine book in pictorial wrappers. REVIEW: Each of these lavishly illustrated books serves up a brief and manageable portion of the Fraser-edited and much-touted Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. A set of six jewels for Fraser's crown. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: It's concise, accessible, and has magnificent pictures. I don't know what professional historians think of it, but it does the job it sets out to do quite admirably. It is altogether a well-written and beautifully-produced series. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." Title: A Royal History of England, Subtitle: The House of Windsor

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