Royal bestsellers: March & April 2009

The best-selling royalty books and DVDs of January and February 2009, based on sales made through the site and its companion blogs:


Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire by Flora Fraser. Biography of Napoleon's favorite sister, who shocked the continent with her love affairs.


The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. The lives of Queen Mary I, Queen Elizabeth I, King Edward VI, and Lady Jane Grey.


A Great and Terrible King by Marc Morris. Biography of English king Edward I, one of the most important rulers of the Middle Ages. (Published in April 2009 and already out of print, but used copies are currently available at


Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir. Biography of Katherine Swynford, mistress (and eventually wife) of King Edward III's son John of Gaunt.


The Tudors – The Complete Second Season. DVD of the popular TV series. England's King Henry VIII takes control of his kingdom, and his tyranny spares no one – not even the women who love him.

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