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Book News June 2022

*contains affiliate links* Blood, Fire and Gold: The story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici  Hardcover – 30 June 2022 (UK & US) This is a story of two remarkable visionaries: a story of blood, fire and gold. It is also a tale of ceaseless calculation, of love and rivalry, of war and wisdom [read more]

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Book News May 2022

*contains affiliate links* Ena and Bee: Queen Victoria’s Spanish Granddaughters  Hardcover – 28 May 2022 (UK) & 7 September 2022 (US) Princess Victoria Eugenia (Ena) of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice (Bee) of Saxe-Coburg, granddaughters of Queen Victoria of England, married into the Spanish royal family. In 1906, Ena became the consort of King Alfonso XIII, [read more]

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Book News April 2022

*contains affiliate links*   Our Sporting Monarchs: Royalty at War and Play Through the Ages  Hardcover – 15 November 2021 (UK) & 1 April 2022 (US) Sports of all kinds have played a crucial role in the reigns of our kings and queens. Some used it for purposes both brutal and mercenary, others to boost [read more]

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Book News March 2022

*contains affiliate links* Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots  Hardcover – 17 March 2022 (UK) & 17 May 2022 (US) Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue [read more]

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Book News February 2022

*contains affiliate links* The Times Queen Elizabeth II: Her 70 year reign  Hardcover – 14 October 2021 (UK) & 1 February 2022 (US) Discover how the reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch unfolded, as seen through fascinating Times articles and photography. Published to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this full-colour book is a detailed profile of [read more]

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Book News January 2022

*contains affiliate links* Mary, Queen of Scots Book of Days  Hardcover – 9 September 2021 (UK) & 1 January 2022 (US) Hugely informative and stunningly produced, the Mary, Queen of Scots Book of Days pairs a practical perpetual diary with a wealth of material on the life and times of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 -1587). [read more]