Sneak peek: August 2015 new royalty books

Like to read about royalty? Here's a look at some of the most intriguing new books on the topic scheduled for publication next month. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Ashoka in Ancient India by Nayanjot Lahiri. Biography of the emperor who ruled much of modern-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh in the third century BC.

King John (Mis)remembered by Igor Djordjevic. Argues that England's King John is remembered as a villain due to the work of three later playwrights.

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali'i by Leah Pualahaole Caldeira. Photos of surviving feather cloaks and capes of Hawaiian chiefs, along with essays.

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory. Fiction. Kateryn Parr has no choice when England's King Henry VIII commands her to become his sixth wife.

Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson. Fiction. Marie Mancini's rival for the attention of French king Louis XIV is her own sister.

For the full list of new royalty books, visit the Books page in August.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would be… oh, it's tough to choose between Ashoka in Ancient India and The Taming of the Queen. I want to read them both, sorry! Which book(s) would you choose?

2 Replies to “Sneak peek: August 2015 new royalty books”

  1. Cool! I would read all of them (except Phillipa Gregory's The Taming of the Queen, mainly due to strong criticism from David Starkey of her work, so I would skip this one). But I'm shocked at the price of King John (Mis)remembered on and I can't afford to waste some of my allowance on this expensive book! 🙁

  2. Wow, you're right, I didn't notice how expensive that one is!

    I didn't see David Starkey's comments about Philippa Gregory (or if so, I don't recall), but I enjoyed her novel "The Other Boleyn Girl," even if I don't believe things happened exactly as she portrayed.

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