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Crowning Glory
Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory

The Merits of Monarchy


134 Pages, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2003

ISBN 9780856831966

Rights: US & CA

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers (Apr 2003)

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Focusing on their merits rather than their weaknesses, this history and statement of support for monarchy chronicles the achievements of British rulers and figureheads from King Alfred to today. Argued is the notion that, particularly over the last two centuries, the institution has exerted a powerful influence for good outside the world of politics. Examples such as Prince Albert’s Great Exhibition of 1851 and Edward VII’s reputation as a peacemaker are cited.


“Essential reading for any royalist.” —This England

Author Biography

Charles Neilson-Gattey is the president of the Society of Civil Service Authors in England. His plays include The White Falcon and The Eleventh Hour. He is also the author of numerous books, including Queens of Song, In Bed with an Elephant, and Luisa Tetrazzini: The Florentine Nightingale.