Royal bestsellers: May & June 2009

I don't know where my brain has been recently. This list was supposed to be posted last month, but somehow I forgot about it.

Well, here it is, finally: a list of the best-selling royalty books of May and June 2009, based on sales made through the site and its companion blogs. (By the way, if you see my brain, please tell it to come home. I miss it.)


The Last Century of Lao Royalty: A Documentary History by Grant Evans. Short essays, excerpts from newspapers and letters, and rare photographs bring to life the role of royalty in the modern story of Laos.


The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. My favorite book about the much-married English king and his unfortunate wives. It's fascinating and fun to read.


Genghis Khan: His Life and Legacy by Paul Ratchnevsky. Draws on Mongol, Chinese, Persian, and European sources to tell the life story of one of history's greatest conquerors.

and (tied)

Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury 1473-1541: Loyalty, Lineage and Leadership by Hazel Pierce. Margaret Pole was the only English woman except Anne Boleyn to hold a peerage in her own right during the 16th century. She was executed by her relative Henry VIII.


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

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