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  • Eleanor of Aquitaine

    A Life

    by Alison Weir ...
    In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world.Renowned in her time for being the most beautiful woman in Europe, the wife of two kings and mother of three, Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. At a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Catherine & Diderot

    The Empress, the Philosopher, and the Fate of the Enlightenment

    In a dual biography crafted around the famous encounter between the French philosopher who wrote about power and the Russian empress who wielded it with great aplomb, Robert Zaretsky invites us to reflect on the fraught relationship between politics and philosophy, and between a man of thought and a woman of action. ... Read more

    $20.19 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

  • The King Maker

    The Man Who Saved George VI

    by Geordie Greig ...
    “A treasure trove that throws new and entertaining light” on the friendship between the WWII-era king and the man who inspired The King’s Speech (The Times, London).Louis Greig, a war hero and rugby international, entered the privileged world of the British royal family as mentor, physician, and friend to a young and hesitant Prince Albert, the man who became King George VI and whose challenges ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Dreadnought

    Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War

    A gripping chronicle of the personal and national rivalries that led to the twentieth century’s first great arms race, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. MassieWith the biographer’s rare genius for expressing the essence of extraordinary lives, Massie brings to life a crowd of glittery figures: the single-minded Admiral von Tirpitz; the young, ambitious Winston Churchill; the ruthless, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Lady in the Tower

    The Fall of Anne Boleyn

    by Alison Weir ...
    Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir has drawn on myriad sources from the Tudor era to give us the first book that examines, in unprecedented depth, the gripping, dark, and chilling story of Anne Boleyn's ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Reinas malditas

    Emperatriz Sissi, María Antonieta, Eugenia de Montijo, Alejandra Romanov y otras reinas marcadas por la tragedia

    Las fascinantes vidas de seis reinas marcadas por la tragedia que no pudieron elegir su destino y que dejaron una profunda huella en la Historia.Excéntricas, caprichosas, rebeldes, ambiciosas... Más allá de un mundo de privilegios, riqueza y poder, todas fueron mujeres de carne y hueso obligadas a llevar sobre sus hombros la pesada carga de un imperio.La vida de estas reinas dista mucho de ser un ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Elizabeth

    The Later Years

    by John Guy ...
    **COSTA AWARD FINALISTECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARFINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARFilm rights acquired by Gold Circle Films, the team behind My Big Fat Greek Wedding“A fresh, thrilling portrait… Guy’s Elizabeth is deliciously human.”–Stacy Schiff, The New York Times Book ReviewA groundbreaking reconsideration of our favorite Tudor queen, Elizabeth is an intimate and surprising biography that shows ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • 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

    $13.99 USD

  • The Reign and Abdication of Edward VIII

    by Michael Bloch ...
    Michael Bloch gives a new twist to the oft-told story of King Edward's short reign.Drawing on a decade-long study of the King's personality, and on privileged access to his papers, he sees the King's abdication partly as the result of a plot to get rid of him by men who mistrusted his modernity and popular touch, but also explainable by the fact that he did not really want to be king or fight for ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

    by Lucy Aikin ...
    series AUK Revisited #5
    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 leading people of the day. The intrigues and deceits are written about in great detail - A gripping classic read from AUK's Revisited series. ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • The Wars of the Roses

    The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

    by Dan Jones ...
    The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and The Templars chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of ThronesThe inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody CrownThe crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death ... ... Read more

    $9.99 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

    $27.99 USD $25.19 USD

  • Elizabeth the Queen

    The Life of a Modern Monarch

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy.From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • King Stephen

    by Edmund King ...
    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

    $31.49 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

  • Isabella

    The Warrior Queen

    An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in historyBorn at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Njinga of Angola

    Africa’s Warrior Queen

    One of history’s most multifaceted rulers but little known in the West, Queen Njinga rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Today, she is revered in Angola as a heroine and honored in folk religions. Her complex legacy forms a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world. ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Queen Isabella

    Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

    by Alison Weir ...
    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • That Woman

    The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

    by Anne Sebba ...
    The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech.This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Romanovs


    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Lady Di

    La bella Princesa del pueblo que desafió a la Corona británica y se eternizó tras su muerte.

    series Reinas y cortesanas #3
    Tal vez ninguna otra figura femenina europea haya convocado tanto a la prensa internacional ni haya conmovido a tantos millones de personas. Diana Frances Spencer, Lady Di, tuvo una breve y apasionante historia, que el presente libro evoca en su esencia. La trágica muerte de Diana, a los 36 años y en circunstancias dudosas, no hizo mas que elevar a la categoría de mito a esta mujer que vivió a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Romanov Sisters

    The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

    A 12-WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." —People magazine"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)From the New York Times bestselling autho... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

    by Ruby Lal ...
    **Finalist for the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History"A luminous biography." —Rafia Zakaria, Guardian**Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. Nur ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, leading troops into battle, ... Read more

    $14.39 USD