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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 20.78
Richard II (1377-99) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. Neither trusted nor feared, Richard battled with a whole series... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Vers 1834, dans un salon madrilène, où l'avait introduit l'amitié de Mérimée et dont il était devenu le fidèle visiteur, Stendhal faisait sauter sur ses genoux une enfant fort jolie, née sous le ciel de Grenade et dont la grâce espiègle plaisait à son regard." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE INDEPENDENT ? From New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Un grand poète Allemand a dit « qu'un moment de bonheur n'est pas payé trop cher, même au prix de la mort, » mais une longue vie de tortures et de douleurs est une compensation trop forte pour un court instant de félicité. Pour Hortense Beauharnais, fille d'une Impératrice et mère d'un Empereur, il est difficile de dire à quelle époque... more...
- Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99
Gladys Malvern uses her celebrated talent for prose to share the stories of Henry VIII?s wives with immense personality and captivating drama. Henry VIII was married to six women during his reign as the King of England. Gladys Malvern characterizes them as The Saint (Catherine of Aragon); The Egotist (Anne Boleyn); The Diplomat (Jane Seymour);... more...
- Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99
If I had been present at the Creation,? the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, Many faults in the universe would have been avoided.? Known as El Sabio , the Wise,? Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King , celebrated... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99
When Charles Stuart was a young child, it seemed unlikely that he would survive, let alone become ruler of England and Scotland. Once shy and retiring, an awkward stutterer, he grew in stature and confidence under the guidance of the Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to Henrietta of Spain, originally planned to end the conflict between the two nations,... more...
- eBook Versions 2015; US$ 15.00
His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Duke of Kent KG GCMG GCVO ADC(P), first cousin to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has devoted his life to the service of his country. Even before he served twenty-one years as a regular soldier in the British Army, he was introduced to this life of service by his widowed mother, HRH Princess Marina, The Duchess... more...
- Random House Australia 2015; US$ 22.56
Australia and the British monarchy have always made for an odd couple: the young, rebellious, egalitarian nation wed to an ancient symbol of power and social inequality. Even today, an invitation to meet a member of the royal family remains a pinnacle of social achievement. What is the magic the royals hold over Australians?Since Captain James Cook... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 47.05
SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, SUNDAY TIMES AND TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable... more...