I lamented to Mom that it seemed that the only English history I could find revolved around Henry VIII, his wives and his progeny.  She told me I needed to read about the Plantagenets, and proceeded to give me a book.  It took three days to read nine pages.  I spent quite a bit of time trying to decode the family tree in the front.  She suggested I print one off of Wikipedia.  Wikipedia has a great set of family trees all the way back to Ethelred I think, but it won’t let me print!  It is a wonder that those people didn’t have three thumbs each with all the line breeding that went on.  The book is really readable, any book with a family tree and a map is bound to be good.