The book "British Chronicles: Kings & Queens of Britain" published by Heritage Books [H4490] has been released and is now available. The book is in two volumes, one is the book [ten chapters] [about 400 pages]; and, the other, volume two, are all genealogical charts [about 250 plus pages]. It is available directly from the publisher, Heritage Books, but for some reason amazon.com says it is out of stock and is just taking orders. The URL is http://www.heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HBI&Product_Code=H3301&Category_Code=

ISBN 978-0-7884-3301-6 [set]

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                                "BRITISH CHRONICLES: KINGS & QUEENS OF BRITAIN"

                                                                   VOLUME ONE

Chapter One, "Ancient Britain and Early Kings", is based on a variety of sources, such as the references to Britain in classical writings; legends, mythology, and folklore; oral tradition that was committed to writing in early British literature [e.g. "The Triads"]; studies in antiquities by modern scholars; and on findings of archaeologists.

Chapter Two, "Celtic Brehins and The Old British Royal House", gives an account of the legendary history of Britain and traces the royal line from Brutus, an Etruscan prince of Trojan ancestry descended from ancient Minoan royalty, who, an exile from Greece originally from Alba Longa in Italy [the mother-city of Rome], according to legend, came to Britain as the leader of a colony of the Albanese, usually identified with the Britanni [Brigantes], who were later successively Celticized, Romanized, and Anglicized, by later invaders and settlers. Brutus fought and drove out the islandís aborigines [the Picts] and slew their king, Ogmios [chapter one], ending the Bronze Age in Britain and introducing the Iron Age. Brutus, or Prytos, or Britto, whom Roman Mythology reckons as Britainís first king, the ancestor of the British Iron Age Royal House, founded a new monarchy in Britain, the Iron Age British Monarchy, and was the first "Bre[n]hin" ["King of Britain"], circa 1100BC, whose successors, the Celtic Brehins, the Iron Age British High-Kings, that is, the Old British Royal House, flourished throughout the Iron Age to the end of the first-quarter of the Roman Era, to Lucius, the last client-king of Roman Britain before the "hundred-year interregnum", who died in AD180/1 survived by an only child, a baby-daughter.

Chapter Three, "Roman Britain", covers the Roman occupation of the country when Britain was a province of the Roman Empire under the overlordship of the Roman Emperors, who were represented locally in Britain by the Roman Governors. The chapter gives a brief history of Britain's "Roman Era", and accounts for the descendants of the Old British Royal House, that is, the heirs of the old pre-Roman British kings who held the title "[g]wledic" ["prince"] as native rulers of Britain in Roman service during the period of the republic in the second-quarter of the Roman Era, from Casnar "Wledic", the first one (AD184), to Carawn "Wledic", who restored monarchy in Britain (AD286).

Chapter Four, "The British Emperors", records the fortunes of the British Emperors, from Carausius [Carawn "Wledic" of ancient Welsh annals], called variously a Roman, British, or Dutch prince, who, the Roman Governor of Britain, married to Oriuna [sister of St. Helena], one of the three daughters of the British "wledic" [later king] Cole [II] [not to be confused with Old King Cole, an earlier king], revived the British Monarchy in Year 286 after a hundred-year interregnum, or rather founded a new British kingdom modeled on the Roman imperial system, and later united the British crown to the imperial crown of the Roman Empire at the time of his election to the consulate in Year 289/292 when the empire was decentralized into thirds with three co-emperors, of whom Carausius was one, whose successors reigned in Britain during the last half of the Roman Era, to Empress Marcia [GMís Queen Marcia], the last of the British imperial line, whose position dissolved in the midst of civil wars in Britain following the [third] evacuation of the Roman Army in Year 418.

Chapter Five, "Rulers, Tyrants, and Kings of Dark Age Britain", chronicles British History during the fifth century, the so-called "lost century", and gives a record of the post-Roman British rulers, from Gorboduc, whose death was followed by a civil war, from which emerged Dunvallo "Molmutius", called "restorer of the British kingdom", who, a British prince, revived the British Monarchy on the model of the old pre-Roman British kingdom in the countryís nationalist tradition, whose successors, the Dark Age kings, held sway in Britain during the sub-Roman period or the pre-English era of the Early Middle Ages, to Anblaud "The Great", who fell in battle fighting invading Saxons.

Chapter Six, "The Age of Arthur", sets the legendary King Arthur into his historically accurate milieu. The chapter gives a chronological compilation of Arthuriana from many sources and recounts the legend of King Arthur, who, the posthumous illegitimate son of a Dark Age British king, descended from the earlier British emperors, recovered the old Roman province of Britain from conquering Saxons in the years following the episode of "The Sword In The Stone" (495), for which he was recognized as "King of Britain" (504), and revived the British Monarchy after an interregnum during a vacancy of the throne (507), and founded a new kingdom in Britain, Year 519 (28 March), that is, the "United Kingdom", the union of Britain, Ireland, and France, which is sometimes considered as the starting-point for Modern British History. The chapter continues with the story of Arthurís successors during the Arthurian Age, through succeeding generations, who tried and failed to turn back the Anglo-Saxon advance, and were pushed into Wales where they established themselves, to Queen Galaes [the Queen Meliadice of medieval romance], the last of the senior-line of Arthurís House, who, according to one account, was murdered along with her only child, a nine-year old son, Year 735, in a conspiracy among rivaling political parties in the royal court which supported various male-heirs of secondary-lines of Arthurís descendants that sparked civil wars to breakout among the Britons, after which conquering barbarian-kings sat on the British Throne.

Chapter Seven, "Anglo-Saxon Bretwaldas", gives a record taken from old Saxon chronicles of the Anglo-Saxon Bretwaldas [High-Kings], from Aella of Sussex, who, a Saxon [or Hunnish] chieftain, descended from ancient Teutonic [or Hunnish] tribal chiefs, led the migration of the Saxons [and other "barbarian" tribes] to England from Germany in the great Anglo-Saxon invasion, which took place at the time of the general collapse of the Roman Empire (476/477ff), and conquered England within three years, and became the first Bretwalda, Year 479, whose successors flourished during the Anglo-Saxon Era, to Egbert of Wessex, the last Bretwalda, Year 829, after whose death the country was overrun by invading Vikings who conquered England and introduced the Viking Age.

Chapter Eight, "The Viking Age", unfolds the saga of the Viking Kings of England, from Ogier "The Dane" [Holger "Danske"], who, a scion of the Scyldings of Denmark, attacked the British Isles with his war-band of seafaring marauders from his pirate fort in the Orkney Islands, occupied parts of England in 796 and founded a viking-state called the "Danelaw" [territory of the Danes, or Vikings], and, called "King of all Normans" ["North-Men" = Vikings] in the British Isles, was traditionally a "King of England", whose successors held sway in England during the Viking Age, to Oeric "Blood-Axe", the last Viking-King of England or the "Danelaw", who was killed following a battle he lost in 954 fighting the native English who retook their country.

Chapter Nine, "The Old English Royal House", sets forth a narrative, taken from historical records, of Englandís kings, from Alfred "The Great", who, generally reckoned as the first "King of England", led the native English resistance against the Viking conquerors and eventually liberated the country from its foreign occupiers and won the allegiance of his fellow countrymen who acclaimed him as their king Year 886, whose successors, the heirs of the old Anglo-Saxon bretwaldas, namely, the [new] Kings of England, that is, the Old English Royal House, flourished during the High Middle Ages, to Harold II, who fell fighting the Normans [descendants of Vikings who had settled in France] under William "The Conqueror" Year 1066.

Chapter Ten, "The Conqueror and His Successors", takes a brief look at Englandís monarchs and the highlights of each reign, from William "The Conqueror", through the houses of Normandy, Blois, and Anjou [called "Plantagenet", which divided into the two great branches of York and Lancaster], in the Late Middle Ages, the House of Tudor during The Renaissance, and, the houses of Stuart, Orange, Hanover, Saxe-Coburg, and/or Windsor, in our Modern Era, to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.

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                                                         APPENDIX: VOLUME TWO

The text of the book is followed by an appendix which gives genealogical charts of the great dynasties that have established themselves in Britain over the course of time, which are: (1) the Bronze Age Sacral-Kings; (2) the Celtic Brehins [Iron Age High-Kings]; (3) the Roman Governors of Britain; (4) the British Emperors; (5) the Dark Age Kings; (6) Arthur and His Successors; (7) the Anglo-Saxon Bretwaldas [High-Kings]; (8) the Viking Age Kings; (9) the Old English Royal House; and, (10) "The Conqueror and His Successors" [to the royal family today]; and, which shows genealogical-links via royal marriages between British Royalty and other royal houses worldwide.