Book review: Historic Atlas of dynasties and royal houses


Can someone tell me why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are gracing the cover of The Historical Atlas of Dynasties and Royal Houses? Apart from the publisher believing that it might sell a few extra copies, that is?

Despite my initial misgivings of seeing someone who’re a year older than me featured on a historic atlas (and I’m not referring to Henry VIII here, in case you were wondering), I rather liked some of the bits and pieces of this.

I like the concept, obviously, since I bought it. I also like that they incorporate several historic royal mini-biographies and setting  into the mix, to show someone the era the maps depict.

I’m not crazy about the fact that the majority of the book is actually text. As this is an atlas, I would have wanted more maps. And, since this book is so big and glossy,  actually larger and higher quality at that.

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