Sun Kings: A History of Magnificent Kingship

Author: Hywel Williams
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781847241986
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For thousands of years the style and authority of kingly rule shaped the world. From Solomon of Israel and Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, through Kublai Khan, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, to Catherine the Great of Russia and the Emperor Napoleon, the greatest rulers of history came to personify the grandeur of the empires over which they held sway. Expert not only in the wielding of power but also in its dazzling public display, they are the Sun Kings.