Royalty are always in the news, because people's imaginations continue to be piqued by their wealth, power, and lifestyles. In this book, which focuses mostly on Great Britain, readers will learn of early kings, such as Alfred the Great, and modern rulers, such as Elizabeth II, and the impact they've made on the world. They'll find out that King Arthur might not have been real, but Shakespeare's infamous Macbeth was! Much history is discussed as well as the wars that made and slayed rulers over the centuries. Brief quizzes, useful activities, and colorful illustrations make this regal volume an appealing look at these historical figures.