England’s Dukes, Marquesses, and Earls: 1066-1707
This book takes a look at the history of England’s nobility as it corresponds to the various royals during the time frame. The chapters are broken down by the royals but describe the conflicts, deception, betrayals and unions that took place within the noble class during the monarch’s reign. It is in large part a listing of events and sometimes the events feel very isolated because the author doesn’t give much context. I think this book would be helpful if you are looking for an overview of historical events, but you will have to look elsewhere for an in-depth story. I found a lot of characters in this book that I had never heard of before and learned of some events I would like to know more about. Overall, the book does a good job of presenting an overview of the time period and could be a good addition to an English history library.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 3 stars!
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