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Book News February 2019

Mary I (Penguin Monarchs): The Daughter of Time Paperback – 28 June 2018 (UK) & 1 February 2019 (US) The elder daughter of Henry VIII, Mary I (1553-58) became England’s ruler on the unexpected death of her brother Edward VI. Her short reign is one of the great potential turning points in the country’s history. As [read more]

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Book Reviews

Book News January 2019

Carolina of Orange-Nassau: Ancestress of the royal houses of Europe Paperback – 25 January 2019 (UK) & 5 February 2019 (US) Carolina of Orange-Nassau (1743 1787) was born the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange, and Anne, Princess Royal and was thus the granddaughter of King George II. It was upon the King’s orders that [read more]

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Book News October 2018

The First Iron Lady Paperback – 18 October 2018 (UK) History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as ‘the cleverest queen consort Britain ever had’. The intellectual superior of her buffoonish husband George II, Caroline is credited with hastening the Enlightenment to [read more]

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Book News September 2018

Elizabeth Revealed: 500 Facts about the Queen and Her World Hardcover – 26 September 2018 (UK) & 31 October 2018 (US) Elizabeth Revealed is a lively and affectionate celebration of The Queen’s long and eventful life. This gorgeously illustrated book blends personal and public, frivolous and factual in a tribute to an extraordinary woman and the sweeping [read more]

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Book News May 2018

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew Paperback – 1 April 2018 (US) & 1 May 2018 (UK) The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age. Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York [read more]

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Book News February 2018

The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis Paperback – 4 September 2018 (US) & 1 February 2018 (UK) How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line? The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that [read more]