Sneak peek at May 2023 new royalty books

It's almost May! Here's your sneak peek at some of next month's new royalty books. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Charles III: The Making of a King by Alison Smith. Images of the king from the UK's National Portrait Gallery.

A Brief History of the British Monarchy by Jeremy Black. From the monarchy's origins and medieval times to the modern era.

Ramesses the Great by Toby Wilkinson. The life, dramatic reign, and enduring legacy of the pharaoh Ramesses II.

Cleopatra's Daughter by Jane Draycott. How Cleopatra Selene navigated years of imprisonment in Rome and became queen of Mauretania.

A Lamp for the Dark World by Parvati Sharma. Biography of the complex, magnetic 16th century Indian emperor Akbar.

The King's Pleasure by Alison Weir. Fiction. King Henry VIII tells the story of his life and six marriages.

Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes. Fictional account of the a headstrong 18th century German princess who married Britain's King George III.

For the full list of May's new royalty books, visit the Books page next month. You can also go over there right now to see the March and April book lists before they're gone.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would select A Lamp for the Dark World. The book's description says Emperor Akbar is "an increasingly contested figure," and I'm curious about that. Which book would you choose?

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