Sneak peek at December 2021 new royalty books


Believe it or not, the final month of 2021 is almost here. Here's your sneak peek at next month's new royalty books. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

The Rising Sons by Ian Huen. How nine Chinese princes rose to power through psychological warfare.

Sybil: Queen of Jerusalem, 1186-1190 by Helen Nicholson. Sybil's reign saw the loss of the city of Jerusalem to Saladin.

Paths to Kingship in Medieval Latin Europe, c. 950-1200 by Björn Weiler. How rulers' subjects shaped their power.

Catherine of Aragon by Theresa Earenfight. A portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, told through the few possessions she owned at her death.

For King and Country by Heather Jones. How the First World War changed British attitudes toward the monarchy.

For the full list of December's new royalty books, visit the Books page next month.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would pick the one about Ananda Mahidol because I'm curious about the circumstances of his murder. Aren't you? Which book would you choose?

UPDATE: According to, Love and Death of King Ananda Mahidol of Thailand is now scheduled for publication in February 2022.

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