No King of England has ever directly funded a bookshop – although some monarchs have placed value upon the value of reading. These kings include William the Conqueror when he commissioned the Domesday Book, and James I who commissioned leading Biblical scholars of his day to compose the King James Bible.

Indirectly then, the rulers of the United Kingdom have promoted the written word as a virtuous and worthwhile method of record keeping and information retention. Most kings of Medieval and the Renaissance era, while predisposed toward martial combat by virtue of their eras, educated and well-read – as a sideline to the warring and internecine politics of each respective reign, these rulers did promote reading and books.

With this as basis, the notion of the Kings Fund Bookshop is clear – a steady fund of knowledge, accrued over centuries by virtue of the kingly oversight decreeing that letters should be learned and kept for future generations.

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A good homestead is at the core of living, and these phone numbers for B-with-Us allow you to pair with

Getting your driver’s license and vehicle registration sorted is important if you are to be deemed roadworthy in the eyes of the law – our contact details for the DVLA help in this regard.

If you happen to be north of the Scottish border and you need to improve your dwelling, these B&M Bathgate contact numbers may well prove useful should you be in the mood for some DIY.

Although they have no legal jurisdiction in the British Isles, these FBI contact details are useful should you wish to offer this law enforcement agency pertinent info regarding cross-border criminality in the UK.

If you need to enquire with one of the world’s leading telecommunications giants, these contact numbers for AT&T will see you onto a representative quickly.