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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

by John Guy

A groundbreaking reconsideration of our favorite Tudor queen, Elizabeth is an intimate and surprising biography that shows her at the height of her power by the bestselling, Whitbread Award-winning author of...


The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

by Susan Jaques

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder.  The Empress...


Frederick the Great: King of Prussia

by Tim Blanning

The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of history

Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great....


Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough

by Ophelia Field

A brilliant new biographer presents an unforgettable portrait of Sarah Churchill, first Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), the glamorous and controversial founder of the Spencer-Churchill dynasty that produced...


Mary Tudor: England's First Queen

by Anna Whitelock

An engrossing, unadulterated biography of “Bloody Mary”—elder daughter of Henry VIII, Catholic zealot, and England’s first reigning Queen

 

Mary Tudor was the first woman to inherit the throne of England....


William

by Nicholas Davies

In this sensitive and beautifully illustrated biography, royal expert Nicholas Davies explores the complex character behind this monarch of the future. Davies follows Prince William from his birth at St. Mary's,...


Queen Elizabeth

by Edward Spencer Beesly

I HAVE to deal, under strict limitations of space, with a long life, almost the whole of its adult period passed in the exercise of sovereignty—a life which is in effect the history of England during forty-five...


The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE INDEPENDENT • From bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the...


The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen

by Elizabeth Norton

A power-hungry and charming courtier. An impressionable and trusting princess. The Tudor court in the wake of Henry VIII’s death had never been more perilous for the young Elizabeth, where rumors had the power...


Philip Augustus

by George Payne Rainsford James

Although there is something chilling in that sad, inevitable word, the past—although in looking through the thronged rolls of history, and reading of all the dead passions, the fruitless anxieties, the vain,...


Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

by Kate Williams

A lively and poignant biography of the young princess who, at the impressionable age of eleven, found that she was now heiress to the throne, by the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria...


The Murder of King James I

by Alastair Bellany & Thomas Cogswell

A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly forty years. In this...


What a Thing to Say to the Queen: A collection of royal anecdotes from the House of Windsor

by Thomas Blaikie

About thirty years ago the Guardian first published two amusing anecdotes about the Queen Mother. Readers reeled to see stories actually printed in a national newspaper that until then had had only an underground...


Royalty Inc: Britain's Best-Known Brand

by Stephen Bates

It is an amazing feat in the 21st century that Queen Elizabeth II, a small, elderly woman in her mid-eighties, should be one of the most recognisable people on the planet. Her voice is redolent of another era,...


The Queen's Speech: An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in her Own Words

by Ingrid Seward

On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-serving monarch in British history. During her 63 years on the throne, few have got to know her well, but there is one body of work that sheds...


Australia and the Monarchy

by David Hill

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...


Royals in Canada 5-Book Bundle: Royal Tours / Fifty Years the Queen / Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother / and 2 more

by Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli

A gift for royal watchers, this bundle collects five books on the Royal Family's special relationship with Canada.


Murat - 1815 (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's historical work "Murat". Joachim-Napoléon Murat was the brother-in-law of Napoleon Boneparte, and held many titles in his life including Marshal of France, Grand...


The Cenci (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work, "The Cenci". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the shocking story of the the Cenci family....


Mary Stuart - 1587 (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work "Mary Stuart". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the fascinating story of Mary Queen...