Royal bestsellers: March & April 2013


Books about European royalty, and in particular Russia's Romanov dynasty, continue to capture the attention of World of Royalty visitors. A new book about English king Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, also jumped onto the bestseller list.


Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires by Justin C. Vovk. About German empress Augusta Victoria, wife of Wilhelm II; Britain's Queen Mary, wife of George V; Alexandra, wife of Russian tsar Nicholas II; and Zita of Bourbon-Parma, wife of Charles I of Austria.


Twilight of the Romanovs by Philipp Blom and Veronica Buckley. The lives of Russians from 1855 to 1918, told through rare photographs.


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.


Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith. How a centuries-old elite, famous for its wealth and service to the tsar, was destroyed along with the rest of old Russia.


The Creation of Anne Boleyn by Susan Bordo. How generations of biographers, novelists, and filmmakers have re-imagined Queen Anne.

and (tied)

The Other Grand Dukes edited by Arturo E. Beéche. Eighteen biographies of Russian grand dukes from the junior lines of the imperial family at the time of the Revolution in 1917.

As always, this bestseller list is based on sales made through the website and its companion blog(s).

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