In his latest book, international best-selling author, playwright, historian and royal expert Christopher Lee turns his attention to monarchy. As Britain enters a watershed period for the nation and its ruling institutions, Lee asks:
What are the origins of the monarchical concept and how did it evolve into the organisation we see today?
What do current poll figures suggest about the state of it, and how does it compare to other similar systems around the world?
What effect will constitutional changes like Lords reform, Church disestablishment and Scottish independence have on it?
Will three generations of Charles, William and George be enough to sustain the monarchy after Elizabeth II?
Monarchy traces a thousand years of royal history, the central figures who made it, and those who, ultimately, may prove its undoing.
Historian, writer and broadcaster Christopher Lee is perhaps best known for his immensely successful This Sceptred Isle for the BBC and its accompanying three books. Amongst his many other books are a thriller trilogy, his autobiography Eight Bells and Top Masts and more than 70 radio plays. He was the first Quatercentenary Fellow in Contemporary History and Gomes Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
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