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Book News March 2021

*contains affiliate links* Katherine Parr: Opportunist, Queen, Reformer: A Theological Perspective  Hardcover –15 March 2021 (US) & 15 December 2020 (UK) Unlike other biographies, which have focused on the court politics of the Tudor era, the romantic desires of Henry VIII that drove his serial marriages, and the military and economic challenges to England at [read more]

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Book News December 2020

*contains affiliate links* Hermine: an Empress in Exile: The untold story of the Kaiser’s second wife Paperback – 1 January 2021 (US) & 11 December 2020 (UK) Hermine Reuss of Greiz is perhaps better known as the second wife of the Kaiser (Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany) whom she married shortly after the death of [read more]

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Book News April 2020

Marie Antoinette’s Confidante: The Rise and Fall of the Princesse de Lamballe Paperback – 30 April 2020 (UK) & 2 August 2020 (US) Marie Antoinette has always fascinated readers worldwide. Yet perhaps no one knew her better than one of her closest confidantes, Marie Thrse, the Princess de Lamballe. The Princess became superintendent of the Queens [read more]

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Book News March 2020

The War Queens: Extraordinary Women Who Ruled the Battlefield Hardcover – 10 March 2020 (US) & 26 March 2020 (UK) History’s killer queens come in all colors, ages, and leadership styles. Elizabeth Tudor and Golda Meir played the roles of high-stakes gamblers who studied maps with an unblinking, calculating eye. Angola’s Queen Njinga was willing to [read more]

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Book News February 2020

The American Duchess Paperback – 19 March 2020 (US) & 6 February 2020 (UK) Life has always been made difficult for those marrying into England’s royal family. In 1936, just months into his reign, King Edward VIII proposed to Wallis Simpson, a divorced American woman. Gossip ran wild, and that cacophony of speculation and distrust both [read more]