Sneak peek: July 2016 new royalty books

Do you like to read books about royalty? Then you're in luck, because a bunch of new ones are scheduled to be published next month, and they look great. Here's your sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Royal Album: The Queen at 90 by Sam Wilkinson. An illlustrated look back at the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Private Lives of the Tudors by Tracy Borman. The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by attendants, courtiers and ministers. This book examines the accounts of these eyewitnesses.

Henry VII: The Maligned Tudor King by Terry Breverton. Biography of the unlikely monarch who became "England's wisest and greatest king."

The Stuarts: A Very British Dynasty by Andrew Lacey. Examines the Stuart kings and queens from their early days as rulers of Scotland to their final exile from Britain.

Jacobites: A New History of the '45 Rebellion by Jacqueline Riding. A new history of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 against Britain's King George II, which was led by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) with support from French king Louis XV.

Marie Antoinette by Hélène Delalex, Alexandre Maral, and Nicolas Milavanovic. This llustrated volume tells Marie-Antoinette's story through the objects and locations that made up her world.

Frederick Barbarossa by John B. Freed. Biography. Born of two of Germany's most powerful families, Frederick I became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1155.

The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Books page at the start of July.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I'd pick The Private Lives of the Tudors because, well, it's about the Tudors, my favorite royal topic. Which book would you choose?

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