Sneak peek at May 2021 new royalty books


Looking for something to read? Here's your sneak peek at next month's new royalty books. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The Windsor Diaries by Alathea Fitzalan Howard. The author spent World War II with then-Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret.

Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders by Nathen Amin. The many plots to depose the English king.

The York Princesses by Sarah J. Hodder. The daughters of England's King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.

The Red Prince by Helen Carr. Biography of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster.

The Empress in the Pepper Chamber by Olivia Milburn. After enemies forced Empress Zhao Feiyan (45-1 BCE) to commit suicide, her reputation was marred by accusations of promiscuity.

Palaces of Stone by Mike Main and Thomas Huffman. About southern African kingdoms from AD 900 to approximately 1850.

The Tsar's Happy Occasion by Russell E. Martin. Ritual and dynasty in the weddings of Russia's rulers from 1495 to 1745.

For the full list of May's new royalty books, visit the Books page on or after May 1. But why wait? If you go over there right now, you can see the March and April new book lists, too.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would most definitely be Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders. (Did you know that Lambert Simnel, who tried to overthrow Henry VII, was not executed but instead ended up working in the king's kitchen? Fact is stranger than fiction!) Which of these books would you like to read?

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