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In Crown and Country, David Starkey charts its rollercoaster history from earliest times to the present; from the courtly love of the Middle Ages, through the. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its magnificent history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of. Crown & Country marks the confluence of David Starkey's recent historical work, written and televisual. Or, to mix metaphors, the two hunks of.
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As Starkey freely admits, his book is essentially a compilation of two previous television tie-ins on the origins of the monarchy and its transformation since the Tudors, padded with some new material on the high Middle Ages. Academic historians often complain that Starkey writes with the snappy david starkey crown and country of an unrepentant telly-don, but I doubt anybody else minds very much.
He also has a nice line in snarky humour.
I really felt it got the balance of detail and storytelling david starkey crown and country so I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to expand their historical knowledge. But then it would be as it covers around 2, years of English history up to the modern day. It's an informative guide to each of the monarchs of England and the Anglo Saxon kings before England officially existed.
I really like David Starkey's impeccable writing style, it's not too dry and there's some caustic wit thrown in here and there.
Each monarch can only be covered briefly because of the scope of I think you have to be interested in the topic to get through this book, it's quite long. Each monarch can only be covered briefly because of the scope of the book, I felt there were some areas David Starkey dwelt more on than others, eg there seemed to be a vast amount on the Stuarts and I would have liked to have read much more on Elizabeth I's reign although I think Starkey has written a separate book focusing on her.
It's impossible to read a wholly objective historical view but it felt there was a huge amount of work, knowledge and reference behind this book well there would be I guess. Starkey also has a go david starkey crown and country predicting where the monarchy will go from here which is good to speculate on.
With it being written by David Starkey, presenter of many good history documentaries, I expected more depth.
Crown and Country by David Starkey: review - Telegraph
Of Wolsey, Walsingham and Disraeli, we know much. But Starkey spotlights others, equally powerful in their age, such as Roger of Salisbury, who "is said to have first attracted Henry I's attention by the speed at which he said mass".
Enemies of the crown also appear. Oliver Cromwell, excellently described as "a big, bony, practical, rather awkward man — hands-on, sporty, unscholarly despite his Cambridge days, david starkey crown and country with the gift of the gab and a knack for popular leadership", benefits from some of Starkey's finest analysis.
It was Cromwell who presided over England's only experiment with republicanism. Despite his drive, this was an experiment that failed.
Following the short protectorate of his son Richard Cromwell who, Starkey delights in reminding us, was known as "Queen Dick"momentum quickly reverted to conventional rule: