Kings & Queens of England & Scotland
Paperback ISBN: 0789442450
A lavishly illustrated, compact biographical encyclopedia of Britain's royal monarchs ranges from the first Saxon king to Prince Charles, documents the key events and milestones of each reign, and features a genealogy that links the various dynasties. Reprint.
Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Paperback ISBN: 0307456706
The co-author of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story presents an epic portrait of the 19th-century empress that provides coverage of the coup that rendered her regent after her father's death, her defiance of centuries of traditions and formalities and her role in introducing Western political ideas and technologies.
Becoming Queen Victoria
The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0345461959
Documents the early years of the iconic British monarch, focusing on the contributing factors that shaped her ascension, from her passionate youth and bitter struggles with her mother to the influence of her cousin, who was originally destined for the throne.
A Royal Experiment
The Private Life of King George III
Hardcover ISBN: 0805096566
"In the U.S., Britain's George III, the protagonist of A Royal Experiment, is known as the king from whom Americans won their independence and as "the mad king," but in Janice Hadlow's groundbreaking and entertaining new biography, he is another character altogether--compelling and relatable. He was the first of Britain's three Hanoverian kings to be born in England, the first to identify as native of the nation he ruled. But this was far from the only difference between him and his predecessors. Neitherof the previous Georges was faithful to his wife, nor to his mistresses. Both hated their own sons. And, overall, their children were angry, jealous, and disaffected schemers, whose palace shenanigans kick off Hadlow's juicy narrative and also made theirlives unhappy ones. Pained by his childhood amid this cruel and feuding family, George came to the throne aspiring to be a new kind of king--a force for moral good. And to be that new kind of king, he had to be a new kind of man. Against his irresistiblyawful family background--of brutal royal intrigue, infidelity, and betrayal--George fervently pursued a radical domestic dream: he would have a faithful marriage and raise loving, educated, and resilient children. The struggle of King George--along with his wife, Queen Charlotte, and their 15 children--to pursue a passion for family will surprise history buffs and delight a broad swath of biography readers and royal watchers"--
Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Paperback ISBN: 1439191573
A compelling account of the founding of the Tudor dynasty profiles Henry VII as an enigmatic and ruthless king of a country ravaged by decades of conspiracy and civil war, providing coverage of the king's leadership over a populace that considered him a pretender, the costs of establishing a Tudor monarchy and the ways he set the stage for Henry VIII's reign. 50,000 first printing.
Secret Lives of the Tsars
Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Paperback ISBN: 0812979052
A chronicle of the passions, intrigues, and scandals of the Romanov dynasty includes accounts of such topics as Peter the Great's torture of his own son and Catherine the Great's many young lovers.
Elizabeth the Queen
The Life of a Modern Monarch
Paperback ISBN: 0812979796
A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
60 Regal Years
Paperback ISBN: 1849542937
"The most intimate book ever written about the Royals."?The Mail on Sunday This fully updated edition of a classic biography is a revealing portrait of the most famous woman in the world through the eyes of those who've known her and worked with her over the years. Now, in her sixtieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey uses unrivaled access to past and present members of the Royal household to take a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty's long reign. Brian Hoey is a writer and broadcaster who has covered countless Royal events. He lives in Cardiff, Wales.
The Secret Wife of Louis XIV
Françoise D'aubigne, Madame De Maintenon
Hardcover ISBN: 0374158304
Traces the rise of the Marquise de Maintenon from an impoverished daughter of a condemned murderer to a successful salonnière, governess for the king's illegitimate children, and secret wife to Louis XIV, in an account that describes their four-decade relationship amid the cutthroat court of seventeenth-century Versailles.