Did you know...Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza, popularised the habit of tea-drinking in Britain; Edward III banned all sports, including football, on Sundays, so that his subjects could be free to concentrate solely on their archery; King Alfred once dressed as a minstrel in order to spy on the Danes?

This rich miscellany celebrates the fascinating history of the British Royal Family, from the reign of Egbert, King of Wessex, to the monarchy of the present day.

Did you know...Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza, popularised the habit of tea-drinking in Britain; Edward III banned all sports, including football, on Sundays, so that his subjects could be free to concentrate solely on their archery; King Alfred once dressed as a minstrel in order to spy on the Danes?

This rich miscellany celebrates the fascinating history of the British Royal Family, from the reign of Egbert, King of Wessex, to the monarchy of the present day.