Sneak peek at October 2020 new royalty books


If you're interested in the modern British royal family, ancient Egyptian royalty, and/or palace slaves in the Ottoman empire, publishers have a new book for you next month. Here's your sneak peek!

Battle of Brothers by Robert Lacey. Reveals details of Prince William and Prince Harry's relationship and estrangement.

Prince Philip Revealed by Ingrid Seward. Biography of Queen Elizabeth II's husband.

Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant by Robert Hutchinson. Henry's last six years saw him embark on two marriages and brutal wars.

This Is a Book for People Who Love the Royals by Rebecca Stoeker. Answers to common questions about British royalty.

Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt by Aidan Dodson. Explores what can be reconstructed of the queen's life and apparently tragic fate.

Life After the Harem by Betül Ipsirli Argit. Female palace slaves, patronage and the imperial Ottoman Court.

As always, publication dates are subject to change. The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Books page on October 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would pick the one about Henry VIII because, well, I always pick one about Henry VIII if I can. Which book would you choose?

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