|About the Book|
Remember all of that history you learnt at school and then promptly forgot? Well, no you don’t remember it! That’s why you are here.Legendary Monarchs tells the story of three of the most compelling figures in English History, Richard the Lionheart,MoreRemember all of that history you learnt at school and then promptly forgot? Well, no you don’t remember it! That’s why you are here.Legendary Monarchs tells the story of three of the most compelling figures in English History, Richard the Lionheart, Richard III and Henry VIII. The good, the bad, the tyrant.These three monarchs have been discussed, debated and written about for centuries. Their stories centre around passion, war and murder. As we all know, legends never die!First we have the Lionheart, England’s own crusader king. This was a man who spent more time outside his kingdom than within it. Richard was England’s ultimate warrior king, the man who fought war after war in the name of God.Then we have the most vilified king in history Richard III. But were the Tudor portrayals about him right? Did he really murder the Princes in the Tower in order to claim the throne for himself? Amazingly Richard’s body has been found, buried underneath a car park in Leicester, are we know any further to answering the question, was Richard III really that bad?Finally we have the ultimate tyrant and the most famous instantly recognisable figure in English history – Henry VIII. 6 wives, numerous mistresses and an executioner that was so overworked he had a breakdown. The man who risked everything to break from Rome and captivate the woman that he loved.Read this book and learn once more all of that interesting stuff you forgot from school.