Book Reviews

Book News July 2022

The Platinum Queen: Over 75 Speeches Given by Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch  Hardcover – 5 May 2022 (UK) & 1 July 2022 (US) For the first time, all 70 of the Queen’s Christmas speeches are published together in full, along with six additional feature speeches made at significant points in her life. Elizabeth I’s Final Years: [read more]

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Book Reviews

Book News May 2019

The Young Victoria Hardcover – 14 May 2019 (UK) & 7 May 2019 (US) This beautiful, extensively researched volume investigates the birth and early life of one of the most familiar British monarchs, Queen Victoria (1819–1901). A wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images, sheds new light on Victoria’s youth. Included here are [read more]

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Sisi – The Final Years (Part 5)

Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part three here. Read part four here. In 1883, Katharina Schratt came into the life of the Emperor. He had seen the actress perform before, but now she was being presented to him. The exact conversation has not survived, but she certainly left an impression. Franz Joseph [read more]