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 above.
A can be used to see a simple list of the pages in the website.
The describes the genesis of this webiste and its purpose.
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 investigate 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 13/05/2021
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Book cover art source note - King Stephen
This image was used on the cover of King Stephen by Edmund King for the English Monarchs series.
The image is showing King Stephen in regal pose and taken from the Historia Anglorium by Matthew Paris, c.1250. Held by the British Library.
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