Royal Book Cover of the Month – February 2010

When you look at this month's new books about royalty, which cover jumps out at you and says "buy me"? For me, it's this one:

The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty by G. J. Meyer tells the story of "the sinners and saints, the tragedies and triumphs, the high dreams and dark crimes" of the royal Tudor family.

There isn't anything particularly innovative about this cover, but I think it's visually striking, and it makes me want to buy the book even though (heaven knows) I already have plenty of books about the Tudors.

Looking at it more closely, I like the fact that Elizabeth I is shown in front of her father, suggesting that she was more important — I'll bet that would not have pleased the obsessively son-seeking Henry VIII.

It's also nice that we can SEE both monarchs' faces. The only thing missing is one of Henry's ears. Is it possible that the "headless person" cover fad is finally fading?

Do you like this book cover? Have any other new royal books covers caught your attention this month?

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