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  • The Dublin Kingby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2015;

    A year after Richard III's death, a boy claiming to be a Yorkist prince appeared as if from nowhere. He said he was Richard III's heir and the rightful King of England. In 1487, in a unique ceremony, this boy was crowned in Dublin Cathedral, despite the Tudor government insisting that his real name was Lambert Simnel and that he was a mere pretender... more...

  • The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britainby Derek Wilson

    Quercus 2014; US$ 12.99

    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 the sprig of broom (planta genet) which he wore in his hat. The Plantagenets ruled England for more than three hundred years, from the... more...

  • Matriarchby Anne Edwards

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings,... more...

  • Charles I (Penguin Monarchs)by Mark Kishlansky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with... more...

  • A Royal Experimentby Janice Hadlow

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 40.99

    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 "A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner."... more...

  • Graceby Thilo Wydra

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock?s favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch... more...

  • All The King's Womenby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.84

    The image of Charles II as a randy monarch who dragged the crown through the moral mire and irredeemably weakened its position has persisted throughout the three centuries since John Evelyn gave his judgement. That judgement, Derek Wilson argues, is okay as far as it goes. The Restoration court did set an example of cynical libertinism that provoked... more...

  • Elizabethby Lisa Hilton

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    'We are a prince from a line of princes.' Lisa Hilton's majestic biography of Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen', provides vibrant new insights on a monarch who continues to compel and enthral readers. It is a book that challenges readers to reassess Elizabeth's reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked.... more...

  • Elizabethby Lisa Hilton

    Orion 2014; US$ 24.21

    'We are a prince from a line of princes.' Lisa Hilton's majestic biography of Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen', provides vibrant new insights on a monarch who continues to compel and enthral readers. It is a book that challenges readers to reassess Elizabeth's reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked.... more...

  • Isabellaby Kirstin Downey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00

    An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively... more...