Sneak peek: March 2009 royalty books

These are some of the new books about royalty scheduled to be published in March. (Publication dates are subject to change.)

Cleopatra and Antony by Diana Preston. Power, love, and politics in the ancient world.

A Brief History of Henry VIII by Derek Wilson. The life and times of the much-married Tudor monarch.

Shah Abbas by David Blow. The first English-language biography of the ruthless king who ruled Iran from 1588 to 1629.

Worshipping the Great Moderniser by Irene Stengs. How King Chulalongkorn (who died in 1910) helped create modern Thailand's exalted expectations of kingship.

The Emperor's Last Campaign by Emilio Ocampo. After Napoleon's defeat, some of his supporters hoped to create a new empire in America.

The King's Grace: A Novel by Anne Easter Smith. English king Edward IV's illegitimate daughter Grace tries to learn the fate of her missing half brothers, the Princes in the Tower.

Hand of Isis by Jo Graham. Novel about Cleopatra's sister Charmian, who is drawn into a deadly struggle to defend Egypt.

The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Royal Books page in March.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would have to be the book about Henry VIII because that's my favorite historical topic. Which book would you choose?

2 Replies to “Sneak peek: March 2009 royalty books”

  1. For sure I'd read the emperor's Last Campaign. I think I'd also be interested in the story of Grace, Edward IV's daughter. I alsoknow that the book on Pauline, Nap.'s sister will be out soon.

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