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*contains affiliate links* Book News Week 13 – 25 March – 31 March 2024 Power and Glory: Elizabeth II and the Rebirth of Royalty  Hardcover – 28 March 2024 (UK) Queen Victoria and her Prime Ministers: A Personal History  Kindle Edition – 28 March 2024 (UK & US) Tudor Feminists: 10 Renaissance Women Ahead of [read more]

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Book News May 2023

*contains affiliate links* Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power  Paperback – 19 January 2023 (UK) & 30 May 2023 (US) In sixteenth-century Europe women’s voices were suppressed and silenced. Even for a queen like Mary, her prime duty was to bear sons. In an age when textiles expressed power, [read more]

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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 April 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Daughters of George III: Sisters and Princesses  Paperback – 28 February 2021 (UK) & 28 April 2021 (US) In the dying years of the 18th century, the corridors of Windsor echoed to the footsteps of six princesses. They were Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, the daughters of King George [read more]

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Book News February 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Trouble with Women in Power: Leaders Who Dared to Change the World  Hardcover – 26 November 2020 (UK) & 16 February 2021 (US) From Cleopatra to Margaret Thatcher, and from Christine Lagarde to Joan of Arc, this book focuses on powerful women across the centuries and geographical zones. At the head [read more]

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Book News November 2020

*contains affiliate links* The Lives of Saint Constantina: Introduction, Translations, and Commentaries (Oxford Early Christian Texts) Hardcover – 4 November 2020 (UK) & 4 January 2021 (US) Constantina, daughter of the fourth-century emperor Constantine who so famously converted to Christianity, deserves a place of her own in the history of Christianity. As both poet and [read more]