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Monarchs, Murders & Mistresses: A Calendar of Royal Days

by David Hilliam

Which 'ill-prepared' monarch was on the English throne at the turn of the last millenium? How many English monarchs have been crowned on St George's Day? When, how and why did England 'lose' eleven days? "Monarchs,...


Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di

by Kris Waldherr

Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen

Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in...


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

by Robert K. Massie

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra,...


Imperial Legend: The Mysterious Disapperance of Tsar Alexander I

by Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

One of Russiaís greatest emperors, beloved of his subjects for his many liberalizing works domestically and for his victory over the invincible Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander I presumably died in 1825, at the...


Empire of the Sikhs: Revised Edition

by Patwant Singh & Jyoti M. Rai

The definitive biography of Ranjit Singh, contemporary of Napoleon and one of the most powerful and charismatic Indian rulers of his age

Ranjit Singh has been largely written out of accounts of the subcontinent's...


Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles

by Margaret George

She was a child crowned a queen....

A sinner hailed as a saint....

A lover denounced as a whore...

A woman murdered for her dreams...


God Save the Queen

by Summersdale

A wealth of fascinating facts about Queen Elizabeth II

She's one of the most well-known women on the planet, but while many people know of her love of animals, her taste in fashion, and her attendances at Royal...


The Six Wives of Henry VIII

by Alison Weir

The tempestuous, bloody, and splendid reign of Henry VIII of England (1509-1547) is one of the most fascinating in all history, not least for his marriage to six extraordinary women. In this accessible work...


Henry VIII: The King and His Court

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power, celebrated for his intellect, presided over the most stylish—and...


Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

by Lucy Aikin

This book gives us an in depth look at the court of Queen Elizabeth I from birth to death. Widely acclaimed to be one of the most accurate accounts, it features letters, quotes and even sonnets from all the...


The Wars of the Roses

by Alison Weir

Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names...


The Children of Henry VIII

by Alison Weir

"Fascinating . . . Alison Weir does full justice to the subject."

--The Philadelphia Inquirer

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince...


Elizabeth Regina

by Alison Plowden

Biography of the life and reign of Elizabeth I of England, who ruled for 45 years from 1558.


The House of Tudor

by Alison Plowden

The House of Tudor changed the history of Britain forever. The Tudor monarchs have been immortalised in novels and films for generations. However, the true history of this incredible dynasty is often romanticised...


The Diana Quiz Book

by Andrew Ross

Did you admire Diana, Princess of Wales? Were you one of the millions around the world who mourned her untimely death? Did you follow her progress from shy royal bride to confident ambassador for her country?...


Prince William and Kate Middleton

by Chris Peacock

This excellent quick-read biography of the life so far of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a fascinating read, and will make an wonderful addition to the library of any fan of the British Royal Family. Tracking...


Nicholas and Alexandra

by Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the...


Cleopatra the Great

by Joann Fletcher & 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...


Royal Weddings

by Emily Brand

Since the Normal Conquest, the journey of the oldest and most revered of British institutions, the monarchy, has been touched by turmoil, intrigue, sacrifice, and romance.

 

Royal Weddings traces the evolution...


The Queen Mother

by William Shawcross

The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the...