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December 31, 2017 - Added books about Elizabeth II, Cnut, Lord Darnley, James I, and the Romanovs.

The Featured Book of the Week is Long Live the King by Kathryn Warner, which explores the downfall and possibly faked death of English king Edward II. Published in November 2017.

December 25, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books.

December 24, 2017 - Happy holidays! The Featured Book of the Week is The Empire Must Die by Mikhail Zygar, about Russia's revolutionary collapse, 1900-1917. Published in November 2017.

December 17, 2017 - Added books about George I, the Plantagenets, British Aristocracy, Franz Joseph I, Europe, Peru, and Royal Women.

The Featured Book of the Week is Mary Queen of Scots by Jenny Wormald, a biography that focuses on Mary's failure to live up to her responsibilities. Published in November 2017.

December 10, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is My Husband and I by Ingrid Seward, about Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Prince Philip. Published in November 2017.

December 3, 2017 - Added books about Philip II of Macedonia, Genghis Khan, Henry III, Henrietta Anne, Elizabeth II, King Philip's War, Canada, and World Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is Queen Victoria's Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury, about the dynastic marriages Queen Victoria arranged for her many grandchildren. Published in November 2017.

December 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2017.

November 26, 2017 - Added a book about Hellenistic Monarchies.

The Featured Book of the Week is Gaiseric by Ian Hughes, about the Vandal king who invaded and sacked Rome. Published in October 2017.

November 24, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

November 19, 2017 - Added books about Julius Caesar and Cecily Neville.

The Featured Book of the Week is So Great a Prince by Lauren Johnson, which tells the story of the accession of England's Henry VIII from perspective of the young king, his court, and ordinary people. Published in October 2017.

November 12, 2017 - Added books about Liliuokalani, Germany, and World Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is Inside the Royal Wardrobe by Kate Strasdin, a dress history of Queen Alexandra, wife of British king Edward VII. Published in October 2017.

November 5, 2017 - Added books about Queen Wilhelmina, Edward IV, Margaret Tudor, Queen Victoria, the Ostrogoths, the Magi, Cambodia, Europe, and the Russian Revolution.

The Featured Book of the Week is Amalasuintha by Massimiliano Vitiello, about the Ostrogothic queen (c. 494/5-535) who formed a co-regency with her cousin Theodahad. Published in October 2017.

November 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2017.

October 29, 2017 - Added a book about the Byzantine Empire.

The Featured Book of the Week is Kings of the Sea by J. D. Davies, which is about British kings Charles II, James II, and the creation of the Royal Navy. Published in September 2017.

October 25, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at November 2017 new royalty books!

October 22, 2017 - Added books about Genghis Khan and the Vandals.

The Featured Book of the Week is Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by Jack Weatherford, which reveals how the 13th century Mongolian conqueror harnessed the power of religion to rule the world's largest empire. Published in October 2017.

October 15, 2017 - Added books about Charles II, James II, Prince Albert, Elizabeth II, Diana, Harry, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, the Knights Templar, Afghanistan, and the Ottoman Empire.

The Featured Book of the Week is Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, which is about five English queens, including Matilda of Flanders and Empress Maud. Published in September 2017.

October 8, 2017 - Added books about Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria, and the Ostrogoths.

The Featured Book of the Week is Empress of the East by Leslie Peirce, a biography of Roxelana, a European slave girl who married Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman empire. Published in September 2017.

October 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2017. Added books about Edward II and Godfrey of Bouillon.

September 30, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Day the King Defaulted by Moshe Arye Milevsky, about British king Charles II's decision to stop all payments from his royal exchequer. Published in September 2017.

September 26, 2017 - Here's your Sneak Peek at the new royalty books scheduled for publication in October!

September 24, 2017 - Added a book about Europe.

September 17, 2017 - Added books about King John, Henry VIII, Prince Chakrabongse, Princess Grace, Bulgaria, Europe, and the Napoleonic Era.

September 4, 2017 - Added new books about the Tudors, Charles I, the Stuarts, Queen Alexandra, Elizabeth II, Britain, Rome, and Thailand.

September 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2017.

The Featured Book of the Month is Remembering Diana from National Geographic. This book offers more than 100 images of Princess Diana. Published in August 2017.

August 27, 2017 - Added books about Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Royal Women.

August 25, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Saxons vs. Vikings by Ed West, about Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages. Published in August 2017.

Plus, take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

August 20, 2017 - Added a book about Ancient Rome.

August 18, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Margaret, Queen of Sicily by Jacqueline Alio, a biography of 12th century ruler Margaret of Navarre. Published in August 2017.

August 13, 2017 - Added books about Vlad the Impaler, Charles II, Nicholas II, Wilhelm II, Rome, and Europe.

August 10, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Love, Madness, and Scandal by Johanna Luthman, a biography of Frances Coke, a political pawn at the court of Britain's King James VI and I. Published in August 2017.

August 7, 2017 - Added books about the Normans, the Stuarts, Elizabeth II, and Roxelana.

August 6, 2017 - Added books about Alfred the Great, Jane Grey, Louis XIV, Shaka Zulu, and Rus'.

August 4, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Versailles by Catherine Pegard and Christopher Fouin. The French royal palace's official photographers share 250 previously unpublished photographs. Published in July 2017.

August 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2017.

July 30, 2017 - Added books about the British Monarchy, Versailles, and Greece. Also added a page about English Castles & Palaces.

July 28, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Prevail by Jeff Pearce, about Emperor Haile Selassie and Ethiopia's victory over Mussolini's invasion.

July 25, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at new royalty books coming in August!

July 21, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Teas by Mark Flanagan, which offers seasonal recipes from Buckingham Palace. Published in July 2017.

July 16, 2017 - Added books about Bonnie Prince Charlie and Kate Middleton.

July 14, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon, about the four King Georges and the events that shaped their characters and reigns. Published in June 2017.

July 9, 2017 - Added new books about Esther, Æthelflæd, Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Sicily, and European Queens.

July 7, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Diana: Her True Story -- in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton, a revised edition of the book Princess Diana secretly helped the author write. Published in June 2017.

July 2, 2017 - Added books about Alfred the Great, the Norman Conquest, Charles II, and King Dingane.

July 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2017.

June 30, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Prince Harry: The Inside Story by Duncan Larcombe, a new biography of the popular British royal. Published in June 2017.

June 25, 2017 - Added books about Russian tsar Paul I.

June 23, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Henry III by Matthew Lewis, a biography of the English king who inherited a troubled crown at the age of nine. Published in May 2017.

June 18, 2017 - Added books about Haile Selassie and Hirohito.

June 16, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by Alison Weir, a novel about English king Henry VIII's second wife. Published in June 2017.

June 11, 2017 - Added books about Prince Harry, Elizabeth II, the Hanoverians, Edward VII, France, and Hawaii.

June 9, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Raising Royalty by Carolyn Harris, about 1,000 years of European royal parenting. Published in May 2017.

Added a new book about Princess Diana.

June 4, 2017 - Added books about royalty in Canada, Sweden, and Europe.

June 2, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Maximinus Thrax by Paul N. Pearson, a biography of the half-barbarian Roman emperor. Published in May 2017.

June 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2017 (all two of them).

May 27, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at the new royalty books scheduled for publication in June!

May 26, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is In Haste With Aloha edited by David W. Forbes, a collection of letters and diary excerpts of Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleonalani. Published in April 2017.

May 15, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Four Princes by John Julius Norwich, about 16th century rulers Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, and Suleiman the Magnificent. Published in April 2017.

May 14, 2017 - Added books about the Black Prince, Princess Diana, British Royal Recipes, and England.

May 12, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Young and Damned and Fair by Gareth Russell, a biography of English king Henry VIII's fifth wife, Catherine Howard. Published in April 2017.

May 7, 2017 - Added books about Tudor Queens, King James VI and I's son Henry Stuart, Edward VIII, and Indonesia.

May 5, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is So High a Blood by Morgan Ring, about Henry VIII's niece Margaret Douglas. Click here to read my review of this excellent biography. It was published in April 2017.

May 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in May 2017 (not many this month, but I may find more later).

April 28, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Edward Seymour, Lord Protector by Margaret Scard, about the powerful uncle of England's boy king Edward VI. Published in April 2017.

April 24, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

April 23, 2017 - Added books about Henry III, Julius Caesar, and Rome. Added a new page about Roman emperor Julian.

April 21, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Prince Charles by Sally Bedell Smith, a biography based on hundreds of interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, and more. Published in April 2017.

April 17, 2017 - Today is the World of Royalty website's 19th birthday. Read my blog post to find out what's going on with the site and, specifically, the Royal News page. (I know this update is long overdue; I'm sorry it took so long.)

April 16, 2017 - Added books about Owen Glendower, European Royalty, and World Royalty.

April 14, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Zulu Kings by Brian Roberts, which tells the story of the dynasty that ruled Zululand when it was independent and all-powerful.

April 9, 2017 - Added books about Henry III and Edward IV.

April 7, 2017 - Added a book about Margaret Douglas.

The Featured Book of the Week is Cnut the Great by Timothy Bolton, a biography of the 11th-century Scandinavian warlord who united the English and Danish crowns. Published in March 2017.

April 2, 2017 - Added new books about King Solomon, Sargon II, King Arthur, Anne Boleyn, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Zulu Royalty.

April 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2017.

March 31, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George, a fictional account of Roman emperor Nero's rise to power. Published in March 2017.

March 26, 2017 - Added a book about Anne Boleyn.

March 25, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

March 24, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Scandalous Liaisons by R. E. Pritchard, about the hedonistic court of England's King Charles II.

March 23, 2017 - Added books about Catherine of Aragon and Charles II.

March 17, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Athelstan by Tom Holland, about the king who united England's rival Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

March 12, 2017 - Added books about Joan of Kent, Princess Diana, and Europe.

March 10, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen by Linda M. Heywood, the first full-length study in English of the multifaceted 17th century queen. Published in February 2017.

March 4, 2017 - Added books about Cleopatra, Prince Charles, Cnut, Katherine Howard, Edward Seymour, Catherine of Braganza, Queen Emma, and the Maya.

March 2, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Sisters by Anne Edwards, a dual biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

March 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2017.

February 26, 2017 - Added a book about the Ottoman Empire.

February 24, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Battle Royal by Hugh Bicheno, the first volume of a two-part history of England's Wars of the Roses. Published in January 2017.

February 22, 2017 - Here's a Sneak Peek at March 2017 new royalty books!

February 20, 2017 - Added books about Julius Caesar, Nero, Julian the Apostate, the Ottonians, the Stuarts, Napoleon, the Sikh Empire, and the First World War.

February 17, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Katherine of Aragon by Alison Weir, a fictional account of the life of English king Henry VIII's first queen.

February 12, 2017 - Added books about Princess Diana and the Hanoverians.

February 10, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Celestial Women by Keith McMahon, about imperial wives and concubines in China from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty.

February 5, 2017 - Added books about Cnut, Henry VIII, and Louis XV.

February 3, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Victoria by Helen Rappaport, which follows the early years of the young British queen's reign. Published in January 2017.

February 1, 2017 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2017.

January 29, 2017 - Added books about Philip IV, Marie Antoinette, and Europe.

January 27, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen by Kathryn Warner, a biography of the wife of England's King Edward II.

January 25, 2017 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new books about royalty!

January 22, 2017 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Henry VI, Anne Boleyn, Napoleon, and the Tang dynasty.

January 20, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is The King Is Dead by Suzannah Lipscomb, about the last will and testament of English king Henry VIII. Published in December 2016.

January 13, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is Crown of Blood by Nicola Tallis, a biography of England's tragic "Nine Days Queen," Lady Jane Grey. Published in December 2016.

January 8, 2017 - Added books about Constantine, Marie Antoinette, Princess Margaret, Angola, and King Philip's War.

Plus, check out the Royal Bestsellers list for October through December 2016.

January 6, 2017 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Treasures of Alexander the Great by Frank L. Holt, which explains how one man's wealth shaped the world.

January 1, 2017 - Happy New Year! I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in January 2017.

Click here for info on more recent updates to this site. Or check out the list of 2016 updates.




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