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  • Queens of the Crusades

    England's Medieval Queens Book Two

    by Alison Weir ...
    Book 2 - England's Medieval Queens
    Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years.The Plantagenet queens of England played a role in some of the most dramatic events in our history. Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, seductive queens, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Queen of Fashion

    What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

    In this dazzling new vision of the ever-fascinating queen, a dynamic young historian reveals how Marie Antoinette's bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of FranceMarie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. In Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber shows how Marie Antoinette ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

    by Flora Fraser ...
    From acclaimed biographer Flora Fraser, the brilliant life of Napoleon's favorite sister, with color photos, paintings, and illustrations.Considered by many in Europe to be the most beautiful woman at the turn of the nineteenth century, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels, her decision to pose nearly nude for ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France

    The entertaining biography of Edward VII and his playboy lifestyle, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde.Despite fierce opposition from his mother, Queen Victoria, Edward VII was always passionately in love with France.He had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, courtesans and can-can dancers. He spoke French more elegantly than English ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Stephen and Matilda's Civil War

    Cousins of Anarchy

    by Matthew Lewis ...
    The story of the twelfth-century rivalry for the throne between the daughter and the nephew of Henry I—a battle that tore England apart for over a decade.The Anarchy was the first civil war in post-Conquest England, enduring throughout the reign of King Stephen between 1135 and 1154. It ultimately brought about the end of the Norman dynasty and the birth of the mighty Plantagenet kings.When Henry ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Mary Queen of Scots' Downfall

    The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley

    The story of the Scottish ruler—and the mysterious death of her ambitious and controversial husband.In the early hours of February 10, 1567, a large explosion ripped through the lodgings at Kirk o’ Field, Edinburgh, where Mary Queen of Scotland’s consort, Henry, Lord Darnley, was staying. Darnley’s body was found with that of his valet in a neighboring garden the next morning.The queen’s husband ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Duchess

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURELady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England’s richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Princes in the Tower

    by Alison Weir ...
    "Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye KellermanDespite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, remain one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. Did Richard III really kill the young princes, as is ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Courtiers

    Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor

    by Valentine Low ...
    Royal correspondent Valentine Low takes readers behind closed doors to explore the rich history of the Courtiers who advise the royal family and the influence they have on the British Monarchy today… ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

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  • 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 were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal House of Lancaster and York, the longest and most complex in British history, profoundly altered the course ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life

    by Nigel Ashton ...
    A towering figure in the history of Jordan, King Hussein reigned for nearly half a century, from his grandfather’s assassination in 1953 to his own death in 1999. In this fascinating biography, Nigel Ashton recounts the eventful life of the king who not only survived but flourished amidst crisis after crisis as ruler of a poor desert nation surrounded by powerful and hostile neighbors. Hussein ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • The Plantagenets

    The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

    by Dan Jones ...
    The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Powers and Thrones, that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic narrative history of courage, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Elizabeth of York

    A Tudor Queen and Her World

    by Alison Weir ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bestselling historian Alison Weir tells the poignant, suspenseful and sometimes tragic story of Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Yorkist King Edward IV and sister of the Princes in the Tower, a woman whose life was inextricably caught up in the turmoil of the Wars of the Roses and the establishment of the usurping Tudor dynasty. She was the wife of Henry VII and mother ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • King Stephen

    by Edmund King ...
    series The English Monarchs Series
    This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135–1154), with its “nineteen long winters” of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, Edmund King shows with rare clarity the strengths and weaknesses of the monarch. Keeping Stephen at the forefront of his account, the author also ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Henry VIII

    The Charismatic King who Reforged a Nation

    by Kathy Elgin ...
    This captivating biography of perhaps the most charismatic monarch of all time describes Henry's love affairs and life at the English Court together with his political wranglings, military campaigns, mood swings, and acts of murderous brutality. This fully illustrated book on the reign of Henry VIII focuses not only on his marital adventures, but also on his abilities as a politician, reformer, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs)

    A Study in Insecurity

    by Helen Castor ...
    series Penguin Monarchs
    'The experience of insecurity, it turned out, would shape one of the most remarkable monarchs in England's history'In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. But this image is as much armour as a reflection of the truth. In this illuminating account of England's iconic queen, Helen Castor reveals her reign as shaped by a profound and enduring ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Revenge

    Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors

    by Tom Bower ...
    This instant #1 internationally bestselling “explosive tell-all” (Daily Express, London) reveals the inside story about Meghan Markle’s journey from minor actress and attempted activist to the woman powerful enough to drive a wedge within the British Royal Family.After a childhood spent on Hollywood film sets, Meghan Markle fought hard for stardom. But even when she landed her breakthrough role on ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Sun King

    by Nancy Mitford ...
    A “devastatingly witty” biography of Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles—at once a historical record of late 17th- and early 18th-century France and a gossip-filled narrative of lovers and rivals, artists and warriors (The New York Times)The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. With characteristic élan, Nancy Mitford ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Crown & Sceptre

    A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

    by Tracy Borman ...
    An in-depth look at the British monarchy that’s “a superb synthesis of historical analysis, politics, and top-notch royal gossip” (Kirkus Reviews).Since William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, crossed the English Channel in 1066 to defeat King Harold II and unite England’s various kingdoms, forty-one kings and queens have sat on Britain’s throne. “Shining examples of royal power and majesty ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The Heir Apparent

    A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince

    by Jane Ridley ...
    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBEThis richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has ever seen. Granted unprecedented access to the royal archives, noted scholar Jane Ridley ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

    The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle

    The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The New Royals

    Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown

    by Katie Nicholl ...
    Vanity Fair Royals correspondent and bestselling author of William and Harry and Kate explores the remarkable life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the legacy she has handed down after her death to the next generation.For seventy years, Queen Elizabeth ruled over an institution and a family. During her lifetime she was constant in her desire to provide... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Queen Victoria

    series Essential Biographies
    Queen Victoria is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. In this concise biography, Lady Longford, long recognised as an authority on the subject, gives a full account of Queen Victoria's life and provides her unique assessment of the monarch. David Cannandine hailed her Victoria RI as 'pre-eminent in the genre...the commissed biography that the great Queen never got'. Victoria ascended ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    “[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street JournalThe Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating ... Read more

    $16.99 USD