Royal bestsellers: July & August 2014

During the past two months, World of Royalty visitors have been busy reading about Queen Victoria, her son Edward VII, and her granddaughters. New books on European royal topics also attracted attention.


Inglorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll. Outrageous real-life stories of European royal marriages gone wrong.


Queen Victoria's Granddaughters: 1860-1918 by Christina Croft. Queen Victoria showered her 22 granddaughters with an affection she seldom showed her own children.


The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport. An account of the lives of Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.

and (tied)

Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions by Matthew Dennison. This biography assesses Victoria's mercurial character.


Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France by Stephen Clarke. Edward VII had affairs with the most famous Parisian actresses, spoke French more elegantly than English, and learned life's essentials from the French.

#and (tied)

The Habsburgs by Paula Sutter Fichtner. The death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 sparked World War I. But how did the Habsburg dynasty come to play such a decisive role in the fate of Europe?

This list is based on sales made through the website and the Royal News Blog. Visit the About This Blog page for information on how the list is compiled (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

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