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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 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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Margaret Tudor – The Thistle

Margaret Tudor was born on 28 November 1489 as the daughter of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in Westminster Palace. Her christening took place in St Margaret’s Church, and she was brought up in the royal nursery at Richmond Palace with her elder brother Arthur, Prince of Wales and her younger brother Henry. Her [read more]

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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 April 2018

Cecily Neville: Mother of Richard III Hardcover – 30 April 2018 (UK) & 2 August 2018 (US) Wife to Richard, Duke of York, mother to Edward IV and Richard III, and aunt to the famous Kingmaker , Richard, Earl of Warwick, Cecily Neville was a key player on the political stage of fifteenth-century Britain England. Mythologically [read more]