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Lacey, Robert

Works: 170 works in 688 publications in 15 languages and 34,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Drama  Miscellanea  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography‡vPictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Reporter, Scientific advisor, Compiler
Classifications: DA590, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Lacey
Ford, the men and the machine by Robert Lacey( Book )
36 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 3,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the story of Henry Ford, his son Edsel, his grandson Henry II, and describes others who were influential in the automobile company and in the family dynasty
Majesty : Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor by Robert Lacey( Book )
40 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Queen's personal life and her involvement in political crises are given equal attention in this detailed portrait of the British royal family in the twentieth century
The year 1000 : what life was like at the turn of the first millennium : an Englishman's world by Robert Lacey( Book )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents what life was like in the year 1000 for an Englishman
The Kingdom by Robert Lacey( Book )
25 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the line of the Saudi succession from its nineteenth-century origins to the present and chronicles the nation's ruling families' progression to an oil superpower
Grace by Robert Lacey( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life and career of the former Grace Kelly
Sir Walter Ralegh by Robert Lacey( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sir Walter Ralegh was one of the most colourful and exciting of all the great Elizabethans. This biography by Robert Lacey, is the first to be based on an accurate chronology of Ralegh's own writings." "Ralegh's more familiar career as the famous explorer and favourite of Queen Elizabeth who conceived and organized the colonizing expeditions to America; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England; was thrown into the Tower following his secret wedding to Bess Throckmorton and was ultimately executed at the demand of the Spanish ambassador, is thoroughly documented. But interwoven into this are many startling disclosures such as his love affair with the Irish girl Alice Goold, his care for their illegitimate child and his attempt to commit suicide in the Tower."--Jacket
Great tales from English history. : by Robert Lacey( Book )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There was a time, as recently as nine thousand years ago, when the British Isles were not islands at all. After the bleakness of the successive ice ages, the south-eastern corner of modern England was still linked to Europe by a wide swathe of low-lying marshes. People crossed to and fro, and so did animals - including antelopes and brown bears. We know this because the remains of these creatures were discovered by modern archaeologists in a cave in the Cheddar Gorge near Bristol. Scattered among numerous wild horse bones, the scraps of bear and antelope had made up the larder of 'Cheddar Man', England's oldest complete skeleton, found lying nearby in the cave with his legs curled up under him. According to the radiocarbon dating of his bones, Cheddar Man lived and died around 7150 bc. He was a member of one of the small bands of hunter-gatherers who were then padding their way over the soft forest floors of north-western Europe. The dry cave was his home base, where mothers and grandmothers reared children, kindling fires for warmth and lighting and for cooking the family dinner. We don't know what language Cheddar Man spoke. But we can deduce that wild horsemeat was his staple food and that he hunted his prey across the grey-green Mendip Hills with traps, clubs and spears tipped with delicately sharpened leaf-shaped flints
Princess by Robert Lacey( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pictorial biography of, and tribute to, the United Kingdom's Princess Diana includes scenes from her childhood, photographs of dignitaries in her life, studies of the century's royal wedding, and recent portraits of the future queen
Little man : Meyer Lansky and the gangster life by Robert Lacey( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports on the life and criminal career of Meyer Lansky
Monarch : the life and reign of Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On February 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor became Elizabeth II, Queen of England. Monarch's bestselling author Robert Lacey's unique biography of Elizabeth Windsor as well as his acute analysis of history's most durable symbol of political authority: the British monarchy. Monarch is a revelatory examination of Elizabeth II as a human being and of an institution shaped over the years by the wishes and dreams-and sometimes the anger and unhappiness-of the British people. As such, it is both a celebration and an analysis of the world's best-known monarchy. Here are Elizabeth's ancestors and models: her great-grandmother Victoria (adored as a young queen, derided for her middle-aged seclusion from her subjects, and revered as the longest-reigning monarch in British history); the playboy Prince of Wales, later Edward VII; Elizabeth's grandfather George V; her adored uncle David, who abdicated as Edward VIII; her father, George VI; and her extraordinarily well loved mother, the Queen Mum. Monarch brings Elizabeth to life as never before: "Lillibet" as a baby, being instructed in the proper way to wave to a crowd; as a child, inspiring her people with radio addresses through the Blitz; annotating her books on constitutional law with carefully written notes on how to be a queen; and falling in love with her cousin Philip at age thirteen-for life
Robert, Earl of Essex by Robert Lacey( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and times of Henry VIII by Robert Lacey( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Henry VIII who raised the English monarchy to a pinnacle of arbitrary power
Sotheby's : bidding for class by Robert Lacey( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of Sotheby's, the world's oldest and richest auction house; includes information on its origin, the people who made it famous, the different items it sells, and other related topics
Great tales from English history Cheddar man to the peasant's revolt by Robert Lacey( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion--a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. Lacey captures the most pivotal moments and the stories of the extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation
Great tales from English history by Robert Lacey( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The greatest historians are vivid storytellers. Robert Lacey proves by illuminating in detail the characters and events that shaped a nation. In this volume, Lacey limns the most important period in England's past, highlighting the spread of the English language, the rejection of both a religion and a traditional view of kingly authority, and an unstoppable movement toward intellectual and political freedom from 1387 to 1689
Aristocrats by Robert Lacey( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lacey profiles 6 families from England, Italy, France, Germany, Liechtenstein and Spain. He examines how these families established themselves and built their tremendous wealth. Many of the founding family members started out as soldiers, merchants, bankers and acting as advisors to Kings, Holy Roman Emperors and Popes. In short, they made themselves indispensable to very powerful people. They also made lucrative business deals, excellent marriages, had children, and continued to do so each generation. There is, however, far more to them than that. They are survivors. They have survived wars, political and social upheavel only to regroup and rebuild. They inherit and pass on both their wealth, philosophy, and a way of life that has lasted for centuries."--Amazon
Queen Mother by Robert Lacey( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royal : Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Robert Lacey( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Queen Mother's century by Robert Lacey( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs and classic newspaper front pages trace the life of the Queen Mother in context with the great events of the century
Great tales from English history. : by Robert Lacey( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A third compilation of historical accounts covers English history from 1690 to 1953 and captures the pivotal events and characters of England's modern age, including Samuel Johnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charles Darwin, and Winston Churchill
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