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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 18, 2014)

The Times Best Books of the Year • 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,...


Dancing with the Devil

by Christopher Wilson St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is one of the most romantic of all time: Edward VIII abdicated his throne and gave up an empire so that he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis...


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 St. Martin's Press (February 04, 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...


Bianca

by Robert Elegant St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

Bianca: A Novel of Venice by Robert Elegant

At the height of the Renaissance, one vibrant city triumphs over the rest of Europe in nearly every aspect of human life: painting, music, architecture, banking, publishing,...


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 22, 2013)

The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the archeology 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 06, 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...


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 18, 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.


Heretic Queen

by Susan Ronald St. Martin's Press (August 07, 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...


The Queen Mother

by Lady Colin Campbell St. Martin's Press (April 24, 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 13, 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...


All in One Basket

by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 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 03, 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 St. Martin's Press (December 20, 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 17, 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 08, 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 Press (July 01, 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 15, 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...


The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

by Veronica Buckley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 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...


Wait for Me!

by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire & Charlotte Mosley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 09, 2010)

Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of six daughters and one son that included the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote, when Deborah was born, "How disgusting...


Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles

by Margaret George St. Martin's Press (January 19, 2010)

Margaret George's exhaustively researched novel skillfully weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

She was a child crowned a queen....

A sinner...


Counting My Chickens . . .

by The Duchess of Devonshire & Tom Stoppard Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 2002)

A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence

The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers...


A Gambling Man

by Jenny Uglow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 23, 2010)

The Restoration was a decade of experimentation: from the founding of the Royal Society for investigating the sciences to the startling role of credit and risk; from the shocking licentiousness of the court...


Kings & Queens of Great Britain: Every Question Answered

by David Soud Thunder Bay Press (September 01, 2014)

From the House of Wessex to the House of Windsor, follow the pageant of personalities that have made Great Britain what it is today.

Fascinating biographies of the British monarchs from the time of Roman Brittania...


Richard III

by Chris Skidmore St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2018)

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England’s most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.

Richard III is one...


The Last Blasket King

by Gerald Hayes & Eliza Kane The Collins Press (April 20, 2015)

The last King of the Great Blasket Island was Pádraig Ó Catháin, known as Peats Mhicí, who served for quarter of a century until his death in 1929. The King helped the islanders navigate through life and...


The Men Who Would Be King

by Josephine Ross William Morrow Paperbacks (August 07, 2012)

“Splendid stuff, ‘history with attitude.’ Written with energy and aplomb.”

 —The Times (London)

The colorful, often tempestuous courtships of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the “virgin Queen”) are...


Elizabeth

by Sarah Gristwood Pavilion (February 15, 2018)

An internationally admired figure Queen Elizabeth II is the most high-profile monarch in the world, and her enduring popularity is tantamount to her wide-ranging supporters. Spanning from 1927 to present day,...


Tutankhamun

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of...


The Grimaldis of Monaco

by Anne Edwards Lyons Press (September 01, 2017)

The Grimaldis of Monaco tells in full the remarkable history of the world’s oldest reigning dynasty. For nearly eight hundred years, from the elegant Genoese Rainier I to the current Prince Albert II, the...


Royal Renegades

by Linda Porter St. Martin's Press (February 20, 2018)

Publishers Weekly called Katherine the Queen Rich, perceptive, and creative.” In Royal Renegades, Porter examines the turbulent lives of the children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars.

The fact that...


American Princess

by Leslie Carroll William Morrow Paperbacks (April 24, 2018)

A behind-the-scenes look into the life of Meghan Markle and her romance with Prince Harry—a dishy, delightful must-read filled with exclusive insights for anyone obsessed with the Royal Family.

Leslie Carroll’s...


Ever After

by Anne Edwards St. Martin's Press (November 28, 2017)

"This is the stuff of fairy tales," said the Archbishop of Canterbury on July 23, 1981, after the 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer arrived in a glass coach for her wedding to Prince Charles. But everyone knows...


The Rough Guide to the Royals

by Rough Guides Rough Guides (April 05, 2012)

Britain's royals are the official face of the state and the center of a worldwide media circus.

This entertaining Rough Guide to the Royals explores the paradox of one of the world's oldest monarchies. It casts...


A Visitor at the Palace: The perfect feel-good royal romance to read this summer

by Georgie Crawley Avon (October 24, 2017)

A new face in the royal palace

When their dog goes missing during a day trip to London, the Walker family are forced to accept that they may never see Henry again. As the family search for their beloved pet,...


Great King Hammurabi and His Code of Law - Ancient History Illustrated | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

It was a time of great societal unrest that the Great King Hammurabi decided to step forward and craft is Code of Law. His Laws included hundreds of laws with punishments, and these are considered too advanced...


The Powerful Kings of Mesopotamia - Ancient History Books for Kids | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Mesopotamia saw many powerful kings in its long history of power. In this book, you will get to meet some of the most popular, influential and powerful kings in the kingdom. Who were they and what changes did...


To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

by Charles Spencer William Collins (October 05, 2017)

How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?

In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic....