The Sun Kings

Author(s): Hywel Williams

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Over the last 3000 years, the great 'sun kings' of history have dazzled the world with their ability to build empires and rule them absolutely, but equally with their shows of excess and opulence. Experts in the public display of power, they have identified their own authority as the basis of their country's grandeur.


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Hywel Williams is a historian, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of the Guilty Men, Cassell's Chronology of World History, Britain's Power Elites and the bestselling Days that Changed the World.

IntroductionRamses II r. 1279-1213 BCSolomon r. c970-928 BCNebuchadrezzar II r. 605-561 BCCroesus r. 560-546 BCDarius I r. 522-486 BCAlexander III r. 336-323 BCShih huang-ti r. 221-210 BCAugustus Caesar r. 27 BC-AD 14Constantine I r. AD 312-337Al-Mansur r. 754-775Charlemagne r. 768-814 (774-814, 800-814)Kammu r. 781-806'Abd al-Rahman III r. 912-961 (929-961)Basil II r. 976-1025Otto III r. 996-1002William I r. 1066-1087Roger II r. 1130-1154Suryavarman II r. 1113-1150Eleanor of Aquitaine r. 1137-1152, 1154-1204Kublai Khan r. 1260-1294Baybars I r. 1260-1277Hayam Wuruk r. 1350-1389Cosimo de'Medici r. 1434-1463Montezuma II r. 1502-1520Henry VIII r. 1509-1547Charles V r. 1519-1556Suleyman I r. 1520-1566Akbar r. 1556-1605Elizabeth I r. 1558-1603Gustav II Adolph r. 1611-1632Pope Urban VIII r. 1623-1644Louis XIV r. 1643-1715K'ang-hsi r. 1661-1722Peter I r. 1682-1725Frederick II r. 1740-1786Maria-Theresa r. 1740-1780Catherine II r. 1762-1796Napoleon Bonaparte r. 1804-1814, 1815Victoria r. 1837-1901Ludwig II r. 1864-1886The Last of the Sun Kings - the Twentieth CenturyIndexAuthor and Picture Acknowledgements

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  • : 9781847241986
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : September 2007
  • : books

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  • : 256
  • : Hywel Williams
  • : Hardback