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Two Lives of Charlemagne

by Einhard & The Monk of St. Gall

This work contains the two best-known early separate biographical accounts of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, the man considered to be the father of Europe. This work contains the two best-known early separate...


Richard III: England's Black Legend

by Desmond Seward

With the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of England's most notorious king. With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort...


Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

by Michael Farquhar

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer...


Dancing with the Devil

by Christopher Wilson

The story of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is one of the most romantic of all time: Edward VIII abdicated his throne and gave up an empire so that he could marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis...


Mary Queen of Scots

by Antonia Fraser

Author of Marie Antoinette

She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised...


Good King Richard?

by Jeremy Potter

Richard III, the so-called �last English King of England� and the wicked uncle of tradition, is the most controversial and enigmatic of monarchs. Could he really have been as sinister as he was painted by...


Blood Sisters: The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

by Sarah Gristwood

To contemporaries, the Wars of the Roses were known collectively as a “cousins’ war.” The series of dynastic conflicts that tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England was truly...


Faisal I of Iraq

by Ali A. Allawi

Born in 1883, King Faisal I of Iraq was a seminal figure not only in the founding of the state of Iraq but also in the making of the modern Middle East. In all the tumult leading to the dissolution of the Ottoman...


Last of the Dandies

by Nick Foulkes

From his first appearance in London in 1821 until his death in Paris in 1852, Count D'Orsay dominated and scandalized the whole of European society. For three decades he was the ultimate arbiter in matters of...


Darling Georgie: The Engima of George V

by Dennis Friedman

Eminent psychiatrist Dennis Friedman turns his acute gaze on our present Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George V (1885–1936), to reveal the man behind the monarch. Taking as his starting point the widely...


Bianca

by Robert Elegant

At the height of the Renaissance, one vibrant city triumphs over the rest of Europe in nearly every aspect of human life: painting, music, architecture, banking, publishing, medicine and manufacturing. Her empire...


Diana: Story of a Princess

by Tim Clayton & Phil Craig

Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana...


The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

by Jane Ridley

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE

This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential...


Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the...


The King's Grave

by Philippa Langley & Michael Jones

The first full-length book about the discover of Richard III's remains by the person who led the archeology team and the historian whose book spurred her on

The mystery of who Richard III really was has fascinated...


Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion

by Anne Somerset

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state,...


The Tsar's Travels

by ECS Banks

The third instalment of ECS Banks Romanov series mainly concerns Tsar Nicholas II - father to the Grand Duchesses. ECS Banks touches on his childhood, growing up within the confines of a traditional medieval...


Diana: Her Last Love

by Kate Snell

The official tie-in for the film Diana, starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews, this updated edition brings the the story up-to-date following the inquests into the deaths of Diana Princess of Wales and...


The Real Diana

by Lady Colin Campbell

Royal insider Lady Colin Campbell was the first to predict the Waleses' separation and divorce, in her international bestseller, Diana in Private. People magazine said of it: 'Some Palace watchers note that...


Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

by Will Bashor

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Scholarship

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the popular cultural landscape for centuries for the daring in style and fashion that she brought to 18th century...