This website is a survey of the English Monarchs history book series.


You have landed on the Home page of the site which examines all the books in the English Monarchs series, from the first Methuen book in 1964 to the Yale titles from 1997.


In this site you will be able to view the history of these books, find information on their writing, and get news of future titles both in the series itself plus new books of interest to readers of English and European history.


Use the Introduction page link above to start the tour of this history book series which commenced over fifty years ago - or go directly to the list of books in The Books link.

Book cover art source note - Richard II.

This image was used on the cover of Nigel Saul's Richard II for the English Monarchs series.

Pictured is Richard II seated in the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey. The chair was created in 1296 by King Edward I and used ever since. The portrait dates from about 1390 and is known as 'The Westminster Portrait'. It can be seen in Westminster Abbey.


This will change occasionally - revist to see the update.

Yale English Monarchs Series of History Books


A survey of the publishing history

of the Methuen and Yale history books

This site is optimised for computers and, at a pinch, tablets (pun intended). It is unapologetically not configured for phones and other mobile devices. The assumption is that English Monarchs series readers are familiar with the old random access paper information storage units and have found the time to investigagte this website and the information it contains on the books in the series, little of which can be achieved on a phone.

This website has no connection to Yale University Press or Methuen Publishing Ltd. and is intended for the purposes of research, study, comment and critique of the publications associated with the English Monarchs series of history books.

Last updated 19/03/2020

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