Kings and Queens: Alfred the Great to King Charles III and Everyone In-Between!

By Marcia Williams

Meet every king and queen in the history of Britain in this lively comic-strip guide from award-winning author–illustrator Marcia Williams.

From medieval monarchs to the newly-crowned King Charles III, join award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams on an entertaining guide to every king and queen of Britain. Discover the kings who fought off the Vikings, the queen who spent the longest time on the throne, the king who died from eating too much fish, and many more. Featuring famous faces like Henry VIII and Elizabeth II, plus lesser-known stories of the daring, the caring and the cruel who have worn the crown, this is an accessible and engaging introduction to the kings and queens of Britain, sure to inspire even reluctant readers.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529512755
  • Published: 03 Aug 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 316 x 253 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Marcia Williams is a pioneer of the jokey, cartoony approach to history with her comic-strip narrative and tongue-in-cheek asides […] Snippets of information convey the essentials of each monarch along with small, succinct and pretty little images, and knowledge is imparted with lightness and delight. […] Every page is entertaining and all the facts worth knowing.' Sunday Times

'Kings & Queens will make a wonderful addition to any primary school library/classroom and will be a great accompaniment to history lessons but most of all it will make a beautiful gift that can be treasured forever.' Little Blog of Library Treasures

'Williams tells us the good, the bad and the ugly in bite-sized chunks […] In schools this can be used to develop discussions or topics for further research and, at home, it can be the start of time spent on a deeper exploration of the moments in history that capture the imagination. This visual extravaganza is available now from Walker Books.' The Letterpress Project

'A deceptively informative volume […] As with all the best reference books, Williams provides us with just enough dates and facts - and plenty of unforgettable details.' The Oldie

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