In this beautifully illustrated pictorial history, Cath Senker explores the British monarchy and its host of kings, queens and pretenders. Including family trees, timelines and information boxes on key events, Great British Kings and Queens introduces this fascinating thousand-year history, providing rich biographical detail of Britain's remarkable monarchs.For more than 1,000 years the British monarchy has dramatically shaped national and international history. British kings and queens have conquered territory, imposed religious change and extracted taxation, each with their own motivations and ambitions. Learn about the power struggle between the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, how George III nearly abdicated after the American War of Independence and events right up to the present, Prince Harry's marriage to American actress Meghan Markle. There have been benevolent rulers, violent ones, religious fanatics, brilliant economists, masters of diplomacy and the power hungry. But whether they have abused their power or used it for good, each monarch has played a part in the rich tapestry of British history, coping with both international and civil wars, rebellions and criticism.