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The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson Quercus (December 09, 2014)

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


Cleopatra the Great

by Dr. Joann Fletcher HarperCollins (May 17, 2011)

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history’s most fascinating leaders—Politician, Mother, and Goddess—the legendary Cleopatra.

The subject of myth for more...


A Royal Experiment

by Janice Hadlow Henry Holt and Co. (November 17, 2014)

The Times Best Books of the Year o The Sunday Times Best Books of the Year

The New Statesman Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

BBC History Magazine Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport...


Now You Know Royalty

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (June 29, 2009)

The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the worlds monarchies, past and present. From betrayal...


Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son

by Penny Junor Grand Central Publishing (September 09, 2014)

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.

Prince Harry,...


Kate: The Making of a Princess

by Claudia Joseph HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the...


William and Kate

by Christopher Andersen Gallery Books (November 22, 2010)

With a new chapter on the birth of the royal baby and 17 new photos, the complete story of the romance and marriage of William and Kate and their son, George Alexander Louis Windsor, His Royal Highness Prince...


Last of the Dandies

by Nick Foulkes Thomas Dunne Books (February 03, 2014)

From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D'Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society. For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of...


Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

by Emily Ruete Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues....


The Last Knight

by Norman F. Cantor Free Press (May 11, 2010)

There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in...


Monarch

by Robert Lacey Free Press (June 24, 2008)

For more than fifty years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor -- who became Elizabeth II, Queen of England on February 6, 1952 -- has been loved and loathed, revered and feared, applauded and criticized by her...


Diana

by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig Atria Books (December 10, 2013)

Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana...


The King's Grave

by Philippa Langley & Michael Jones St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2013)

The first full-length book about the discovery of Richard III's remains, by the person who led the archaeology team and the historian whose book spurred her on

The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated...


The Real Diana

by Lady Colin Campbell St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2013)

"When I met Diana at a mutual friend's house in 1990, I was astonished by her conduct. Up to this point, the Diana I had encountered was a princess who had behaved very much in keeping with the forms and traditions...


Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor

by Susanna De Vries Pirgos Press (January 16, 2013)

The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy. In the past, young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistresses....


Diana: A Portrait In Her Own Words

by Bill Adler HarperCollins e-books (December 28, 2010)

In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her...


Six Wives

by David Starkey HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey...


Queen Bee of Tuscany

by Ben Downing Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2013)

"Quite simply one of the best books of the year." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Ben Downing's Queen Bee of Tuscany brings an extraordinary Victorian back to life. Born into a distinguished intellectual...


Fifty Years the Queen: A Tribute to Elizabeth II on Her Golden Jubilee

by Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli Dundurn (September 01, 2002)

This tribute examines the life of this outstanding personality and monarch, with emphasis on her Canadian experiences.


The Little Princesses

by Marion Crawford & Jennie Bond St. Martin's Press (April 09, 2003)

Once upon a time, in 1930s England, there were two little princesses named Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. Their father was the Duke of York, the second son of King George V, and their Uncle David was the future...


The Lion and the Leopard (The Knights of England Series, Book 1)

The Knights of England Boxed Set, Books 1-3

A Child Upon the Throne (The Knights of England Series, Book 4)

Heretic Queen

by Susan Ronald St. Martin's Press (August 06, 2012)

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars on Religion--the battle between Protestantism and Catholicisim that tore apart Europe in the...


Cromwell's Failed State and the Monarchy

by Timothy Venning Pen and Sword Military (August 19, 2020)

Regicide, military dictatorship, war and rumors of war, opposition from all sides and collapse of a 'failed state': such is the story of Oliver Cromwell's unique experiment in the governance of Britain, following...


The Brothers York

by Thomas Penn & Roy McMillan Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

In early 1461, a seventeen-year-old boy won a battle on a freezing morning in the Welsh marches, and claimed the crown of England as Edward IV, first king of the usurping house of York. It was a time when old...


Blood and Oil

by Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck Hachette Books (September 01, 2020)

From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck and Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), a revelatory look at the inner workings of the world's most powerful ruling family, the royal...


Blood and Oil

by Bradley Hope & Justin Scheck Hachette Books (August 31, 2020)

From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck & Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), this revelatory look at the world's most powerful ruling family reveals how a rift within Saudi...


Royal Witches

by Gemma Hollman Pegasus Books (September 01, 2020)

The stories of four royal women, their lives intertwined by family and bound by persecution, unravel the history of witchcraft in fifteenth-century England.

Until the mass hysteria of the seventeenth century,...


Uncrowned Queen

by Nicola Tallis Basic Books (June 01, 2020)

An "impeccably researched and beautifully written" biography of Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Tracy Borman, author of The Private Lives of the Tudors and Elizabeth's Women).

In 1485,...


Tudor

by Leanda De Lisle PublicAffairs (October 07, 2013)

The Tudors are England's most dramatic royal family-Henry VIII notoriously divorced his queen and broke with the church of Rome, and Elizabeth I became the greatest English queen in history. But they are a dynasty...


The Betrayal of the Duchess

by Maurice Samuels Basic Books (April 13, 2020)

Fighting to reclaim the French crown for the Bourbons, the duchesse de Berry faces betrayal at the hands of one of her closest advisors in this dramatic history of power and revolution.

The year was 1832, a...


Lady in Waiting

by Anne Glenconner Hachette Books (March 23, 2020)

**New York Times Bestseller**USA Today Bestseller**The Sunday Times Bestseller**The Globe and Mail Bestseller**ABA Indie Bestseller**The Times (UK) Memoir of the Year**One of Newsweek's Most Anticipated Books...


Queen Victoria

by Lytton Strachey & Kate Reading Spoken Realms (July 28, 2020)

"The girl, the wife, the aged woman, were the same: vitality, conscientiousness, pride, and simplicity were hers to the latest hour."

A remarkably fresh and engaging account of Britain's long-reigning monarch,...


Queen Pokou

by Véronique Tadjo Ayebia Clarke Publishing (December 19, 2009)

Tadjo uses her powerful and fertile imagination to rekindle an ancient Akan myth and deliberately sets it ablaze. Woven into the historic frame of the founding of the Baoule people by Queen Abraha Pokou in 18th...


Meghan and Harry

by Lady Colin Cambell Pegasus Books (July 28, 2020)

**A Wall Street Journal bestseller**

This blockbuster narrative provides the first behind-the-scenes, authoritative account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s marriage, by the New York Times bestselling...


Rebellion Against Henry III

by David Pilling Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

The 'Montfortian' civil wars in England lasted from 1259-67, though the death of Simon de Montfort and so many of his followers at the battle of Evesham in 1265 ought to have ended the conflict. In the aftermath...


The Queen Mother

by Lady Colin Campbell St. Martin's Press (April 23, 2012)

Packed with stunning revelations, this is the inside story of The Queen Mother from the New York Times bestselling author who first revealed the truth about Princess Diana

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother has...


A Magnificent Obsession

by Helen Rappaport St. Martin's Press (March 12, 2012)

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband...


Elizabeth I's Secret Lover

by Robert Stedall Pegasus Books (July 07, 2020)

This eloquent biography of the most influential nobleman of the Elizabethan Age reveals how Robert Dudley brilliantly captivated the court of Elizabeth I—and the heart of a queen.

In many respects Lord Robert...


All in One Basket

by Duchess of Devonshire Deborah Mitford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 12, 2011)

In her beguiling memoir, Wait for Me!, Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire (and the youngest of the famously witty brood of writers, agitators, and icons), recounted her eventful life with wit and grace....


The Real Elizabeth

by Andrew Marr Henry Holt and Co. (January 02, 2012)

A surprising and very personal biography of a woman who may be the world's last great queen, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of her reign

Elizabeth II, one of England's longest-reigning monarchs,...


The Royal Stuarts

by Allan Massie Thomas Dunne Books (December 19, 2011)

"Compelling...A masterly feat...A magnificent, sweeping, authoritative, warm yet wry history."

--The Wall Street Journal

In this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts, author Allan Massie takes us deep...


Alix and Nicky

by Virginia Rounding St. Martin's Press (January 16, 2012)

The dramatic story of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia--A penetrating and deeply personal study that gives profound psychological insight into their...


Prince Philip

by Philip Eade Henry Holt and Co. (November 07, 2011)

"Rich in drama and tragedy" (The Guardian), here is a mesmerizing account of the extraordinary formative years of the man married to the most famous woman in the world

Before he met the young girl who became...


To the Scaffold

by Carolly Erickson St. Martin's Griffin (June 30, 2004)

One of history's most misunderstood figures, Marie Antoinette represents the extravagance and the decadence of pre-Revolution France. Yet there was an innocence about Antoinette, thrust as a child into the chillingly...


From Splendor to Revolution

by Julia P. Gelardi St. Martin's Press (February 14, 2011)

This sweeping saga recreates the extraordinary opulence and violence of Tsarist Russia as the shadow of revolution fell over the land, and destroyed a way of life for these Imperial women

The early 1850s until...


King Arthur

by Tony Sullivan Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The book is an investigation of the evidence for King Arthur based on the earliest written sources rather than later myths and legends.

The evidence is laid out in a chronological order starting from Roman Britain...


Exploring English Castles

by Edd Morris Skyhorse (April 07, 2015)

A guide to some of the most historical and picturesque castles in England for romantics and Anglophiles alike.

Castles have shaped England. For almost one thousand years, castles have been the settings of siege...


The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

by Veronica Buckley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 30, 2010)

Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon and secret wife of the Sun King, Louis XIV, was born in a bleak French prison in 1635, her father a condemned traitor and murderer, her mother the warden's seduced...