Sneak peek: June 2015 new royalty books

If you like to read about royal history, there are a lot of new books to look forward to next month! Here's your sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone. French queen Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom.

King John and Magna Carta by Sean McGlynn. A short guide to King John of England's incompetent rule and the charter that restricted his power.

The Mythology of Richard III by John Ashdown-Hill. Was England's Richard III abnormal, a tyrant, a serial killer? This book unravels the web of myths.

The Eulenburg Affair by Norman Domeier, translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider. When it broke out in 1906, the scandal surrounding Prince Philipp Eulenburg, confidant of German emperor Wilhelm II, shook the Hohenzollern monarchy.

Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers by N. Harry Rothschild. China's Empress Wu built a pantheon of female divinities and cast herself as the human vessel through which their energy flowed.

Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Freemantle. Fictional account of the life of Lady Penelope Devereux, the daring young beauty who inspired sonnets even while she plotted against England's Queen Elizabeth I.

For the full list of June's new royalty books, visit the Books page next month.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would be The Rivals Queens because I'd like to learn about Catherine de' Medici, but Watch the Lady interests me too because I like historical fiction. Which book would you choose?

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