Sneak peek: December 2014 new royalty books

What do publishers have in store for royalty fans in the last month of 2014? Here's a sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy. Charismatic and cruel, Henry VIII destroyed and remade England.

Charles I by Mark Kishlansky. A portrait of one of the most talented, thoughtful, loyal, moral, and yet disastrous of all British rulers.

George VI: The Dutiful King by Philip Ziegler. George VI was not born to be king, but he made an admirable one at the time of the nation's greatest trial.

The Man Behind the Queen edited by Charles Beem and Miles Taylor. In this collection of essays, historians analyze how male consorts contributed to European royal families over the centuries.

Princesses on the Wards by Coryne Hall. A look at British and European royal women in nursing through wars and revolutions.

The full list of new royalty books will appear on the Books page starting on December 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I'd probably pick the one about King Charles I because I'd like to learn more about him. Which book would you choose?

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