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HSTR 320A - British Monarchy Since 1689

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Subject Headings for Biographies

Cut and Paste one of these headings into our Main Library Catalogue's search box, and choose Seach in "Subject Heading".

  • Great Britain Kings and rulers Biography
  • Mary II, Queen of England, 1662-1694   
  • William III, King of England, 1650-1702
  • Anne, queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714
  • George I, King of Great Britain, 1660-1727 
  • George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760  
  • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820  
  • George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830  
  • William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765-1837
  • Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901
  • Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910  
  • George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
  • Edward VIII, see: Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972
  • George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-

Alternatively, the subject heading may appear like this one, starting with Great Britain History...   Great Britain History James I, 1603-1625 Biography

Official Biographies

Most members of the Royal Family endorse an official biography.  These biographers have access to the royal person, their letters and other documents which are often not available to the public.  

Search the 'books & more' catalogue for Keyword: offical biography to find these, or look for the person's official subject heading, ie. Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972.  for King Edward III. 

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