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Women of Means: The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and Other Poor Little Rich Girls by Marlene Wagman-Geller Book Review

“Even a palace can be a prison”, says a young Princess Victoria in The Young Victoria film from 2009 as she walks along the fence of Kensington Palace. Being born royal, or even with money, can be a burden as Women of Means proves. Women of Means: The Fascinating Biographies of Royals, Heiresses, Eccentrics and [read more]

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Book News October 2019

Long Live the Queens: Mighty, Magnificent and Bloody Marvellous Monarchs History’s Forgotten Hardcover – 17 October 2019 (UK & US) Powerful and influential kings have long dominated our view of global history, their queens often relegated to the shadows, their influence, deeds and sacrifices unacknowledged and lost in the passing of time. But not anymore… This [read more]

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Book News September 2019

Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane Grey and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Paperback – 15 September 2019 (UK) & 1 January 2020 (US) When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen [read more]

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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 A wealth of material, including many unexamined sources and unpublished images, sheds new light on Victoria’s youth.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]