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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 New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret...


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...


The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance

by Simon R. Doubleday

“If I had been present at the Creation,” the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, “Many faults in the universe would have been avoided.” Known as El Sabio, “the...


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...


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...


The Queen's Necklace

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's 1849 novel, "The Queen's Necklace". It is based on a famous case of fraud and royal scandal concerning Marie Antoinette's complicity in a plot to deceive the...


Joan of Naples 1343 - 1382 (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains ALexandre Dumas's work "Joan of Naples". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40) and recounts the murder of Joanna of Naples's first...


Daniel, My Son

by David Thomas

Daniel Thomas was 17 when he was diagnosed with rare bone cancer. His chances of survival were slim. But his father David refused to give up hope and did everything in his power to find his son a cure. Sadly,...


Prince Philip: I Know I am Rude, But I Like It

by Nigel Cawthorne

At the age of twenty-one, Prince Philip wrote to a relative: ‘I know you will never think much of me. I am rude and unmannerly.’ Prince Philip probably never managed to change the opinion of his relative......


Charlotte & Leopold

by James Chambers

This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her...