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  • 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$ 21.31

    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

    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 Drawing on previously unpublished papers, Victoria: The Queen is a stunning new portrait of the real woman behind the myth - a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength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. When Victoria was born, in 1819,... more...

  • Victoria: The Queenby Julia Baird

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00

    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 Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. ? Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird?s exquisitely wrought and... 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...

  • A Queen on Trialby E A Smith

    The History Press 2016; US$ 7.99

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  • Britain's Royal Heritageby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    This book is more than a biography of kings and queens; it is an encyclopaedic work on every aspect of monarchy in Britain from semi-legendary times to the present day. Arranged in an A-Z format, it includes mini biographies on each of the forty-two kings and queens who have ruled since the Norman Conquest, details of the royal lines in Scotland before... more...

  • Four Princesby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 31.99

    'Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these four men together held Europe in the hollow of their hands.' Four great princes - Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent - were born within a single decade. Each looms large... more...

  • The King Who Had To Goby Adrian Phillips

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 23.99

    that has fascinated the public for decades. Unwilling to accept the idea of the twice-married American as future Queen of England, the government was determined to pressure the King into giving up MrsSimpson and, when that failed, into giving up his crown. The King's phone lines were tapped by his own government, dubious police reports poisoned Mrs... more...