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Prince Philip's Century 1921-2021

by Robert Jobson

Prince Philip's life and legacy. Read the new and definitive biography of the remarkable Duke of Edinburgh.

For decades Prince Philip shared the Queen’s burden of office without upstaging her, always privately...


Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

by Liliuokalani & Mint Editions

Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen (1898) is an autobiography by Lili?uokalani. Published in 1898, the book was written in the aftermath of Lili?uokalani?s attempt to appeal on behalf of her people to President...


Prince Philip

by Annie Bullen

As the longest serving royal consort in British history (1921-2021), this fully-illustrated guide celebrates Prince Philip’s remarkable contribution to the monarchy.

A strong character full of vigour and verve,...


The Countess of Albany

by Vernon Lee & Amy Levy

First published in 1884, this book contains a biography of Princess Louise Maximilienne Caroline Emmanuele of Stolberg-Gedern (1752?1824) written by Vernon Lee. Often referred to as the Countess of Albany, she...


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....


Caligula

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....


One Year at the Russian Court: 1904-1905

by Renee Elton Maud

First published in 1918, this volume contains the fascinating memoirs of Renée Elton Maud, who spent a year in the Russian Court during the rule of Czar Nicholas II, the last Romanov to rule Russia. The House...


The Romance of the Romanoffs

by Joseph McCabe

?The Romance of the Romanovs? is a detailed treatise on the Romanov Dynasty of Russia and their eventual downfall, written by Joseph McCabe. Within it, McCabe explores this notably autocratic episode of history,...


The Romance of the Romanoffs

by Joseph McCabe

?The Romance of the Romanovs? is a detailed treatise on the Romanov Dynasty of Russia and their eventual downfall, written by Joseph McCabe. Within it, McCabe explores this notably autocratic episode of history,...


Marie Antoinette's World

by Will Bashor

This riveting book explores the little-known intimate life of Marie Antoinette and her milieu in a world filled with intrigue, infidelity, adultery, and sexually transmitted diseases. Will Bashor reveals the...


Memories of the Russian Court

by Anna Viroubova

Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova (1884 ? 1964) was a Russian lady-in-waiting and close friend of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, Empress of Russia and wife of the last ruler of the Russian Empire, Nicholas II. Within...


Once A Grand Duke by Alexander Grand Duke of Russia

by Alexander Mikhailovich

?Once a Grand Duke? is a 1931 work by former Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia (1866 ? 1933), a dynast of the Russian Empire, author, explorer, naval officer, and the brother-in-law of Emperor Nicholas II....


The War Queens

by Jonathan W. Jordan & Emily Anne Jordan

The ingenious wartime tactics of some of history?s most powerful female leaders, from the stifling battlefields of ancient Egypt to the frigid waters off the Falkland Islands.

History?s killer queens come in...


The World Odyssey of a Balinese Prince

by Pucci,Idanna & A. A. Made Dr. Djelantik

The true story of a prince from Bali, whose fascinating life was shaped by uncommon events and exotic places.

Born in 1919, Prince Made Djelantik witnessed pivotal moments of history: the twilight of a feudal...


The Conquering Family

by Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with THE CONQUERING FAMILY and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216.

The troubled...


The Magnificent Century

by Thomas B. Costain

THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY covers the turbulence, romance, and pageantry of Henry III's long and tumultuous reign, from 1216 to 1272. During his lifetime Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent....


Theodora and the Emperor

by Harold Lamb

Is it possible that a peasant and a circus girl could come to rule the Roman world? This is the strange tale of the harlot empress Theodora - the eerie beauty whose name stands in history beside Helen of Troy...


The City and the Tsar: Peter the Great and the Move to the West

by Harold Lamb

Here is Russian history focussed on when her ruler, Peter the Great, turned West. The main body of the text highlights the great "new Russia" formed in the years 1648-1772. The scene shifts from Moscow in its...


The Three Edwards

by Thomas B. Costain

THE THREE EDWARDS covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England. Edward I brought England out of the Middle Ages. Edward II had a tragic reign but gave his country Edward III, who ruled...


The Last Plantagenets

by Thomas B. Costain

Details the developments of the reigns of England's monarchs. Here are some of history's most spectacular kings and queens - and a brilliant probing of the greatest royal mystery of all time, the death of the...