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Lives of the Queens of England, From the Norman Conquest

By Agnes Strickland

1864-65

Bell and Daldy : London

7" by 4.5"

xxiv, 640pp; xi, 663pp; viii, 584pp; ix, 620pp; ix, 522pp; xi, 508pp

 

 

 

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A uniformly bound six volume set looking at the historical Queens of England, written by Agnes Strickland, each volume with an illustrated frontispiece.

Complete in six volumes. This six volume set is an interesting history of the Queens of England, whether they ruled with their husbands, or ruled by themselves. The author looks at the famous Elizabeth and her sister Mary, the wives of Henry VIII, as well as the lesser known earlier Queens who often get overlooked by history. Volume I has a frontispiece of Matilda of Flanders. The volume looks at Matilda of Flanders, Matilda of Scotland, Adelicia of Louvaine, Matilda of Boulogne, Eleanora of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, Isabella of Angouleme, Eleanor of Porvence, Eleanora of Castile, Marguerite of France, Isabella of France, Philippa of Hainault, Anne of Bohemia, Isabella of Valois, Joanna of Navarre, Katherine of Valois, and Margaret of Anjou. Volume II has a frontispiece of Elizabeth Woodville. This volume looks at Elizabeth Woodville, Anne of Warwick, Elizabeth of York, Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, Katharine Parr, and Mary. Volume III has a frontispiece of Queen Elizabeth. This volume looks at Elizabeth. Volume IV has a frontispiece of Anne of Denmark. This volume looks at Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria, Catharine of Braganza, and Mary Beatrice of Modena. Volume V has a frontispiece of Mary of Modena. This volume looks at Mary Beatrice of Modena, and Mary II. Volume VI has a frontispiece of Mary II. This volume looks at Mary II, and Anne. Written by Anne Strickland, a English writer who focused most of her writing on history. She had six siblings, five of which also became writers. Strickland began her career as a poet, before turning her attention to historical works. Her works were less objective, writing with the moral insights of her own time, giving an good insight into how the Queens were perceived in the Victorian era. She also published 'Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England', and Letters of Mary Queen of Scots'.

CONDITION

In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with some patches of rubbing to the joints, spines, and to the extremities resulting in loss. Light bumping to the extremities. Minor fading to the spines. Further light rubbing to the boards. A little loss to the leather to the front joint of Volume IV. Mark to the rear board of Volume I. Surface crack to the spine of Volume III, resulting in the spine label to the lifting a little. Spine label to Volume IV is lifting a little to the rear joint. Evidence of a label being formerly adhered to the tail of the spines. Bump to the top edges of Volumes V and VI. Front hinge of Volume I is starting but firm. Rear hinge of Volume I and III is starting but firm. Hinge of Volume II are starting but firm. Bookplate to Mervyn Marshall to the front pastedowns. Institutional label from the Institute of St Charles, Begbroke, Oxford, to the front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with scattered spots, heavier to the front and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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