Royal bestsellers: November & December 2009

The best-selling royalty books of the last two months of 2009, based on sales made through the site and its companion blogs:


World Royal Families by Edward Riley, Sandra Forty, and Judith Millidge. Overview of all monarchies since 1900. Includes photos and family trees.


The Impossible Bourbons: Europe's Most Ambitious Dynasty by Oliver Thomson. About the family that won the the crowns of France, Spain, Naples and Sicily.


In Destiny's Hands: Five Tragic Rulers, Children of Maria Theresa by Justin C. Vovk. An imperial mother determined to forge alliances through marriage, and the price her children paid for it.


Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs: Saving the Royal Jewels by William Clarke. Biography of Albert Henry Stopford, an aristocratic English art dealer who rescued Romanov jewels during the Russian Revolution. The gems were destined to adorn the rich and famous. Illustrated.

and (tied)

We Two: Victoria and Albert – Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill. An account of Queen Victoria's passionate, complicated marriage.

For more books about royalty, visit the Royal Books page!

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