In This Sceptred Isle - The Dynasties , Christopher Lee tells the stories of some of the most powerful families to have shaped the British isles during the last thousand years ; Families that, through their wealth and ambition, were influential at the highest level and many of which were older and more powerful than the monarchy itself.  This book is a fascinating survey of the fluctuating fortunes of a privileged elite; their loyalties tested and rewarded, honours bestowed and withdrawn, their successes an
This Sceptred Isle The Dynasties. By Christopher Lee. Hardback Book.
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In This Sceptred Isle - The Dynasties , Christopher Lee tells the stories of some of the most powerful families to have shaped the British isles during the last thousand years ; Families that, through their wealth and ambition, were influential at the highest level and many of which were older and more powerful than the monarchy itself.

This book is a fascinating survey of the fluctuating fortunes of a privileged elite; their loyalties tested and rewarded, honours bestowed and withdrawn, their successes and failures, their adulteries, scheming, intrigue, bloody battles, murderous plots and shocking executions - stories that reveal the true powers behind the throne.

Published by BBC Books.

ISBN : 978-0-563-53748-5