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Royalty

  • Oliver Cromwell (Penguin Monarchs)by David Horspool

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Although he styled himself 'His Highness', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in spite of the best efforts of his supporters to crown him. Yet, as David Horspool shows in this illuminating new portrait of England's Lord Protector,... more...

  • Sheilaby Robert Wainwright

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    Vivacious, confident and striking, young Australian Sheila Chisholm met her first husband, Lord Loughborough, in Egypt during the First World War. Arriving in London as a young married woman, she quickly conquered English society, and would spend the next half a century inside the palaces, mansions and clubs of the elite. Her clandestine affair with... more...

  • Henry VI (Penguin Monarchs)by James Ross

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    Henry VI, son of the all-conquering Henry V, was one of the least able and least successful of English kings. His long reign, which started when he was only nine months old, ended in catastrophe, with the loss of England's territories in France and a bankrupt England's long decline into civil war: the wars of the Roses. Yet, failure though Henry undoubtedly... more...

  • Marie Antoinette's Darkest Daysby Will Bashor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99

    Marie Antoinette?s Darkest Days recreates in compelling detail the short but intensely agonizing period of the ex-queen?s incarceration in the Conciergerie, Her seventy-six days in this terrifying prison can only be described as the darkest and most horrific of the fallen queen?s life, vividly recaptured in this richly researched history. more...

  • A Right Royal Scandalby Joanne Major; Sarah Murden

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.60

    Almost two books in one, A Right Royal Scandal recounts the fascinating history of the irregular love matches contracted by two successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, ancestors of the British Royal Family. The first part of this intriguing book looks at the scandal that erupted in Regency London, just months after the Battle of Waterloo,... more...

  • Edward I (Penguin Monarchs)by Andy King

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the chaotic failure of his father, Henry III's reign. He reshaped England's legal system and came close to bringing the whole island of Great Britain... more...

  • Victoria: The Queenby Julia Baird

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 21.99

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 STELLA PRIZE A magnificent biography of Queen Victoria by International New York Times columnist Julia Baird . Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Victoria: The Queen is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience.... more...

  • Victoria: The Queenby Julia Baird

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    The true story for fans of the PBS Masterpiece series Victoria, this page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen?a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience.... more...

  • Tudor Victims of the Reformationby Lynda Telford

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.60

    This book describes a selection of people caught up in the turmoil that presaged the reformation - a period of change instigated by a king whose desire for a legitimate son was to brutally sweep aside an entire way of life. The most famous and influential of the victims were the two people closest to Henry VIII. His mentor, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey,... more...

  • Mary I (Penguin Monarchs)by John Edwards

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England's ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country's history. As a convinced Catholic and the wife of Philip II, king of Spain and the most powerful of all European monarchs, Mary could have completely... more...