Stephen Bates

The Shortest History of the Crown

by Stephen Bates

From Alfred's burning of the cakes to the coronation of King Charles III, here is the definitive account of an institution that has shaped the Britain of today.

In this brief but fact-filled book Stephen Bates explores the long, often troubled history of the British monarchy, telling the stories behind the symbols and bringing to life the personalities behind the legends. And as the curtain rises on the reign of King Charles III, he asks what might lie ahead for the world’s best-known royal family.

  • 'Brilliantly succinct… a fascinating, fact-packed book' Daily Mail

Other Publications

by Stephen Bates

    The Shortest History of the Crown
    The Poisonous Solicitor
    Royalty Inc
    Regency Britain In The Year Of Waterloo
    The Poisoner
    Two Nations - Britain In 1846
    The Photographer'S Boy