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Monarchs of the Netherlands since 1815, when Willem I took the title King:

King Willem I
(called William I in English)
Reigned 1815-1840; abdicated

King Willem II
Reigned 1840-1849

King Willem III
Reigned 1849-1890

Queen Wilhelmina
Reigned 1890-1948; abdicated

Note: Wilhelmina's mother, Queen Emma,
acted as regent from 1890 until 1898.

Queen Juliana
Reigned 1948-1980; abdicated

Queen Beatrix
Reigned 1980-2013; abdicated

King Willem-Alexander
Reign 2013-Present

King Willem-Alexander succeeded to the throne upon the abdication of his mother, Beatrix, in 2013. The former queen is now known as Princess Beatrix. The king and his wife, Princess Máxima, have three daughters: Princess Catharina-Amalia (born in 2003), Princess Alexia (born in 2005), and Princess Ariane (born in 2007). Catharina-Amalia is the heir to the throne.



Books About Dutch Royalty

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Book Categories: History, Wilhelmina, Juliana, Other, Europe

History & Royalty

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands by Arend Huussen. Covers Dutch history from the earliest stages (before there was a Netherlands) through modern times.

A History of the Low Countries by Paul Arblaster. The history of the Benelux area (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) from Roman frontier provinces to the year 2011.

The Low Countries, 1780-1940 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by E. H. Kossmann. This history of Belgium and the Netherlands is the first major study in English to treat them as nations in their own right, while placing them in a wider European and world context.

The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806 by Jonathan Israel. Traces the ideas, politics, religion, and social developments of the Golden Age of the Netherlands, and examines the reasons for its 18th century decline.

The Awful End of Prince William the Silent by Lisa Jardine. An account of the assassination in 1584 of Prince William of Orange -- the first assassination of a head of state with a hand-held gun -- and the shockwaves it sent through an age.

The Dutch Royal Family by Suzanne Cornelisse. A short book illustrated with black-and-white photos, apparently published in the 1960s.

Books About Britain's William III (Prince of Orange)

Queen Wilhelmina

Lonely But Not Alone by Wilhelmina. The autobiography of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (written after she retired and took the title "princess"). Out of print, but available at Alibris.

Queen Juliana

Queen Juliana: The Story of the Richest Woman in the World by William Hoffman. Out of print, but available at Alibris.

Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands by Magadalena Schenk. Sometimes available at Alibris.

Books in Dutch

Books About Queen Beatrix
Books About Prince Willem-Alexander
Books About Queen Wilhelmina
Books About Queen Juliana

Other

A Stranger in the Hague: The Letters of Queen Sophie of the Netherlands to Lady Malet, 1842-1877 edited by Sydney W. Jackman and Hella Haasse.

Royal Clocks: In Paleis Het Loo by J. J. L. Haspels. Long a Dutch royal palace and now a national museum, the Paleis Het Loo contains a large collection of clocks used by royal households through the centuries. More than 80 clocks from 1650 to 1930 are illustrated and described.

Máxima: Una Historia Real by Gonzalo Álvarez Guerrero and Soledad Ferrari. Written in Spanish. Subtitled "The Story the Dutch Royal Family Did Not Want Published," this is a biography of the Argentinian investment banker who married future king Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

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