Sneak peek: February 2016 new royalty books

Well… right now I don't have many books to feature here because apparently there aren't many new books about royalty coming out next month. Maybe I'll find a few more and be able to update this blog post before February.

In the meantime, here's your abbreviated sneak peek. As always, publication dates are subject to change. The full list of new royalty books will be available on the Books page starting February 1.

(January 28 UPDATE: I've added one more book to this sneak peek!)

María de Molina, Queen and Regent: Life and Rule in Castile-León, 1259-1321 by Paulette Pepin. Biography of the wife of King Sancho IV, who protected the throne of her son Fernando IV and her grandson Alfonso XI.

A Day at Château de Fontainebleau by Guillaume Picon, photos by Eric Sander. This illustrated, slipcased volume recounts the history of one of the few royal residences left intact during the French Revolution.

The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia by C. W. Gortner. Fictional account of Pope Alexander VI's daughter, who is forced to choose between loyalty and survival.

If I could only read one of these books, I would choose María de Molina because the topic is entirely new to me (whereas I've already read a few novels about Lucrezia Borgia). Which book would you pick?

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