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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • For the Love of the Royal Familyby Roger Bryan

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 6.99

    This rich miscellany celebrates the fascinating history of the British Royal Family, from the reign of Egbert, King of Wessex, to the monarchy of the present day, with titillating trivia, little-known facts, bite-size biographies and memorable quotations. more...

  • The Victoria Letters: The official companion to the ITV Victoria seriesby Helen Rappaport; Daisy Goodwin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 14.19

    The official companion to ITV?s hotly anticipated new drama, The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England?s greatest monarchs. more...

  • Legends - Murder, Lies and Cover-Upsby David Gardner

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    MARILYN MONROE ? DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES ? ELVIS PRESLEY ? JOHN F. KENNEDY ? MICHAEL JACKSON These five deaths stopped the whole world in its tracks, and continue to fascinate and intrigue to this day. If people famously remember where they were when JFK was assassinated, many also recall where they were and what they were doing when Elvis, Princess... more...

  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Familyby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    A magnificent tribute to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, and a celebration of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a stunning visual guide to the Queen, taking you from her childhood all the way up to the celebrations surrounding Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. Telling... more...

  • Edward II (Penguin Monarchs)by Christopher Given-Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    'He seems to have laboured under an almost child-like misapprehension about the size of his world. Had greatness not been thrust upon him, he might have lived a life of great harmlessness.' The reign of Edward II was a succession of disasters. Unkingly, inept in war, and in thrall to favourites, he preferred digging ditches and rowing boats to... more...

  • Mrs Keppelby Tom Quinn

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 23.99

    For Alice Keppel, it was all about appearances. Her precepts were those of the English upper classes: discretion, manners and charm. Nothing else mattered - especially when it came to her infamous affair with King Edward VII. As the King's favourite mistress up until his death in 1910, Alice held significant influence at court and over Edward himself.... more...