Kings and Queens

Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon

Kings and Queens
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Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon

Distributed for British Library

Illustrated by Rosalind Thornycraft
85 pages | 40 color plates | 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $16.95 ISBN: 9780712358507 Published November 2011 For sale in North and South America only
First published in 1932, Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon’s Kings and Queens is considered a classic of children’s literature. The charming poems, each one dedicated to a different King or Queen, tell the story of the forty-one English monarchs since William I in a humorous manner that has delighted generations of children.
 
This beautiful facsimile edition features wonderful illustrations by the artist Rosalind Thornycroft and presents the book as it was originally designed to be enjoyed. Its witty approaches to history will entertain children and parents alike.
Antonia Fraser
“Seminal. . . . Brilliantly delineates our national past for the young.”
John Julius Norwich
“I was quite literally brought up on these brilliant verses. . . . The contain everything a child needs to know about our Kings and Queens, bringing each one unforgettably to life. Parents will ignore them at their peril.”
Colleen Mondor | Bookslut
“Kings and Queens and Heroes and Heroines are timeless peeks into world history for many reasons, but the exuberant presentation cannot be discounted. For a dip into some great lives, you can't beat these two books.”
Christina Hardyment | The Times
“[A] hilarious and memorable historical doggerel boldly illustrated by Rosalind Thorneycroft.”
Contents
William I
William II
Henry I
Stephen
Henry II
Richard I
John
Henry III
Edward I
Edward II
Edward III
Richard II
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VI
Edward IV
Edward V
Richard III
Henry VII
Henry VIII
Edward VI
Mary
Elizabeth
James I
Charles I
Oliver Cromwell (Protector)
Charles II
James II
William & Mary
Anne
George I
George II
George III
George IV
William IV
Victoria
Edward VII
George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Elizabeth II
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