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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...


A Royal Experiment

by Janice Hadlow

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The New Statesman Book of the Year selection by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

BBC History Magazine Book of the Year selection by Helen Rappaport...


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...


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...


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...


William and Kate

by Christopher Andersen

With a new chapter on the birth of the royal baby and 17 new photos, the complete story of the romance and marriage of William and Kate and their son, George Alexander Louis Windsor, His Royal Highness Prince...


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...


Bianca

by Robert Elegant

Bianca: A Novel of Venice 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,...


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....


The Last Knight

by Norman F. Cantor

There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in...


Monarch

by Robert Lacey

For more than fifty years, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor -- who became Elizabeth II, Queen of England on February 6, 1952 -- has been loved and loathed, revered and feared, applauded and criticized by her...


Diana

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 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...


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...


The Real Diana

by Lady Colin Campbell

"When I met Diana at a mutual friend's house in 1990, I was astonished by her conduct. Up to this point, the Diana I had encountered was a princess who had behaved very much in keeping with the forms and traditions...


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...


Queen Bee of Tuscany

by Ben Downing

"Quite simply one of the best books of the year." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Ben Downing's Queen Bee of Tuscany brings an extraordinary Victorian back to life. Born into a distinguished intellectual...


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.


Heretic Queen

by Susan Ronald

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars on Religion—the battle between Protestantism and Catholicisim that tore apart Europe in the...