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Cleopatra the Great

by Dr. Joann Fletcher

World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history’s most fascinating leaders—Politician, Mother, and Goddess—the legendary Cleopatra.

The subject of myth for more...

Now You Know Royalty

by Doug Lennox

The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the worlds monarchies, past and present. From betrayal...

Kate: The Making of a Princess

by Claudia Joseph

Kate by Claudia Joseph, is a true-life fairy tale: the biography of Kate Middleton, Princess-in-Waiting, who is quite possibly poised to be the next Queen of England. The extraordinary Cinderella story of the...

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

by Emily Ruete

This 19th-century autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. A real-life princess in exile recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues....

Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Royal Family Life

by Ruth Binney

Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: Royal Family Life unearths a wealth of curious truths about British royal domestic life, royal celebrations, royal etiquette, and how they have shaped history. Delve into the...

Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor

by Susanna De Vries

The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy. In the past, young princes reluctantly entered into arranged marriages and took mistresses....

Diana: A Portrait In Her Own Words

by Bill Adler

In between her fairy-tale wedding and her premature death, there lived the most beloved royal presence of our century, surely as multifaceted as any celebrity of our time. The radical twists and turns in her...

Six Wives

by David Starkey

No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey...

Fifty Years the Queen: A Tribute to Elizabeth II on Her Golden Jubilee

by Arthur Bousfield & Garry Toffoli

This tribute examines the life of this outstanding personality and monarch, with emphasis on her Canadian experiences.

Behind the Veil at the Russian Court

by Catherine Radziwill

First published in 1913, "Behind the Veil at the Russian Court" is a book by Princess Catherine Radziwill, a Polish-Russian aristocrat.

Catherine Radziwill was a prominent figure at the Imperial courts in Germany...

The History of the Kings of Britain

by Geoffrey of Monmouth

First appeared in the 1130s and originally composed in Latin as "Historia regum Britanniae", "The History of the Kings of Britain" by Geoffrey of Monmouth claims to be a history of Britain’s kings from the...

Queen Margot

by Alexandre Dumas

First published in 1845, "Queen Margot" (AKA "Marguerite de Valois") is a historical novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas.

"Queen Margot" is set in Paris in August 1572 during the reign of Charles IX....


by C. Suetonious Tranquillus

Caligula is a classic biographical short story by C. Suetonious Tranquillus.

A supernatural horror tale set in ancient Rome, exploring the madness, violence, and depravity of the infamous Roman emperor, Caligula....

The History of Charles the First of England

by Jacob Abbott

"The History of Charles the First of England" is a dramatic and sweeping account from master storyteller Jacob Abbott, detailing the trials, tribulations, errors, and ultimate tragedy of Charles I (1600–1649),...


by Edmond Rostand

Written in 1900, "L'Aiglon" is a play in six acts by Edmond Rostand based on the life of Napoleon II, who was the son of Emperor Napoleon I and his second wife, Empress Marie Louise. The title of the play comes...


by Emil Ludwig

Emil Ludwig’s account of Cleopatra’s life is a brilliant psychological study of the Queen and those two men with whom her name remains forever: Caesar and Antonius. Instead of the eccentric amorous, the...

In the Days of Queen Victoria

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1903. "In the Days of Queen Victoria" is a biography of Queen Victoria, the woman who became queen at eighteen and for nearly 64 years wore the...

Queen Elizabeth

by Charles Williams

A brief, engaging, and beautifully written biography of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Without space for all the historical detail, Williams focuses keenly on the woman and serves us up an intriguing primer for...

Finding Freedom

by Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand


The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent...

Tuscan Countess

by Michele K. Spike

This is a fast-paced and colorful exploration of the life of Matilda of Canossa (c. 1046–1115), the woman who loved a pope and was loved by him, successfully defied the Holy Roman Emperor, and changed the...