Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!

Illustrated Kings and Queens of EnglandIt’s an exciting day for me today because my latest book, Illustrated Kings and Queens of England, has just been released on Kindle. For those of you who don’t like ebooks, it is also being released as a hardback coffee-table style book and should be out in the next couple of weeks – watch this space!

What I enjoyed about writing this book was that it was a joint project with my husband Tim and daughter Verity. While I concentrated on the research and writing, they lovingly restored Victorian engravings of the monarchs, colourising them and bringing them to life for a new audience. I was so happy with the results.

Here are all the details…

With stunning colour illustrations of the 59 English kings and queens from Alfred the Great to Elizabeth II, Illustrated Kings and Queens of England is packed with interesting facts about the wonderful English monarchy.

This coffee-table book shows the fascinating progression of English history. Every monarch has a biography plus details of their birth and death dates, the dates they ruled and details of their offspring.

Each monarch is accompanied by a vintage Victorian etching, lovingly restored to perfect condition and vividly colourized. These images bring each monarch to life. Anyone with a love of British history will adore this keepsake book.

See English history as you’ve never seen it before.

File Size: 68832 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing (November 23, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Available from Available from, Amazon UK and Amazon’s international kindle stores. It’s also available on Kindle Unlimited. Hardback coming soon.

Here’s the image of Henry VIII, isn’t he handsome?


Note to Tudor Society members – You get a digital version of this book as part of your membership package, so see today’s post for details on how to get hold of your copy.

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12 thoughts on “Illustrated Kings and Queens of England Out Now!”
  1. The book sounds lovely Clare, I love Victorian illustrated books, the pictures were so decorative I have a book called Penhaligons Scented Treasury Of Verse And Prose and that’s illustrated with Victorian pictures, the pages are scented to.

    1. Dear claire,
      Thank you so much for The Anne Boleyn files. I have enjoyed it so much ever since I read your first book. I have learned so much about Tudor England. I have two bookshelves full of books about the Medieval english period. I have truly enjoyed all the links from other authors and now I’m a member of The Tudor society which I love as well.
      I would love to have a signed copy of The illustrated guide to the kings and queens of england. Thank you. Kathy Swartz

  2. Hello,
    I am having a problem downloading anything from the Tudor Society site. I have just tried to download the Ilustrated Kings and Queens….. only to get an error message saying that Windows can’t open a .Mobi file. This isn’t the first time I’ve had this problem. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this/

    1. Tim here. Mobi files are for kindle devices only. You could install the free kindle app on your computer, which will allow you to read it. You get that from the Amazon website.

  3. Ha. ha! I just had to laugh when I scrolled down under your comment of “Henry VIII, isn’t he handsome?”

    Is that the most contrary picture you could fins of him???

    Does the hardcover edition not have an ISBN assigned to it yet? I could only locate the Kindle edition on Amazon

    1. Hi Selkie,
      It does have an ISBN, it’s 978-8493746483, but it’s still with the printer’s and so hasn’t rolled out to Amazon and other retailers yet. I’ll post on here as soon as I hear anything about it being available. It’s going to be quite a posh coffee-table style book – hardback, heavy paper, full premium colour, 8″ by 8″ etc. – so I’m quite excited about it.

  4. This portrait etching element looks fascinating. I’m very eager to see the image of Elizabeth I in this style.

  5. Beautiful illustrations; some of the best I have seen in this type of book on Kings and queens and the book has just enough information, to the point, the facts with just enough stories to give a great overview of each monarch’s reign. As Claire says she could have written a huge book on our historical monarchy, but this is great as it gives a quick guide, short biograthy and a wonderful painting of each King or queen; perfect for reference and knowledge building; excellent. I love the illustrations; they are some of the best I have seen.

    1. Thank you, BanditQueen, I’m so glad you like the illustrations. It took many months to restore them and colour them and Tim and Verity worked so hard on them – a real family project. I hope others enjoy the book too.

  6. Oooh hope to find that under the Christmas tree, better start hinting now to my other half!! lol.
    It must have taken a lot of hard work to produce a lovely book such as this, well done…all 3 of you. 🙂

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