Throughout history, monarchs have had a huge impact on the world, whether uniting nations or tearing them apart. Some have inherited great power, while others have fought to take what they saw as rightfully theirs. There have been kings who instigated wars to demonstrate their strength and conquer the world, and queens who helped shape the future of their nations. In this newly revised edition, we take a look at some of the most iconic and inадuential monarchs the world has ever seen, from Nefertiti and Boudica, ruler of the Iceni, to William the Conqueror and Marie Antoinette. We’ll also take a look at the 30 kings and queens who changed the world, the bloody battles of the War of the Roses, separate myth from reality in the tale of King Arthur and discover the story of Britain’s longest-reigning queen, Elizabeth II.