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Note: This is an archive of past updates to this site. Some links may have expired. For info on the most recent updates, visit the main What's New page.

December 25, 2018 - Added a book about George III. Plus, take a Sneak Peek at January's new royalty books. Happy holidays!

December 24, 2018 - Added books about Alexander the Great.

December 20, 2018 - Added books about Edward VIII, Prince Charles, Meghan Markle, the Romanovs, the Stuarts, and Royal Women.

December 18, 2018 - Added books about Nefertiti, George IV, Queen Victoria, and Mary of Teck.

December 17, 2018 - Added books about Henry II, Henry VIII, Margaret Tudor, and Versailles.

December 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2018.

The Featured Book of the Month is A Royal Christmas by Louise Cooling, about British royal Christmas traditions. Published in November 2018.

November 25, 2018 - Added books about Nicholas II, Elizabeth II, and British Royal Christmas traditions.

November 24, 2018 - Here's your Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

November 23, 2018 - Added books about Hadrian and Napoleon.

November 20, 2018 - Added books about Aethelflaed, Kensington Palace, and Portugal.

November 19, 2018 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Robert the Bruce, Henry VI, Duleep Singh, Korea, and Poland.

November 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2018.

The Featured Book of the Month is Modern Monarchy by Chris Jackson, a royal photographer who shares his pictures of the British royal family. Published in October 2018.

October 26, 2018 - Added a book about the last Shah of Iran.

October 25, 2018 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

October 24, 2018 - Added books about Nero, the Napoleonic era, and the Habsburgs.

October 23, 2018 - Added books about Justinian, the Habsburgs, William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, Princess Margaret, and British Royalty.

October 22, 2018 - Added books about Zenobia, the Princes in the Tower, Queen Anne, and Elizabeth II.

I have finally been able to restore the site's search box (found in the upper right-hand corner of most pages). If it starts giving incorrect security error messages again, I will remove it again.

October 21, 2018 - Added books about King Arthur, Henry I, Edward VIII, Assyria, Poland, and Spain.

October 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2018.

The Featured Book of the Month is Rival Queens by Kate Williams, about the betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I. Published in September 2018.

September 27, 2018 - Added books about Henry VIII, the Stuarts, Queen Victoria, and England.

September 25, 2018 - Added a book about the last Romanovs.

September 24, 2018 - Added books about Napoleon, Caesar, Julian, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire.

Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

September 21, 2018 - Added books about King Arthur, the Nizam Shah dynasty, Catherine the Great, British Royalty, and Saudi Royalty.

September 20, 2018 - Added books about King John, Mary Queen of Scots, George III, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II, and the Palatinate.

September 19, 2018 - Added books about Anne of Cleves, Napoleon, Haile Selassie, African Royalty, Egyptian Queens, British Royalty, European Queens, and the Mongol Empire.

September 9, 2018 - The Featured Book of the Month is Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood by Anthony Kaldellis, about the rise and fall of Byzantium.

September 2, 2018 - The Featured Book of the Week is Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown, an experimental biography of Queen Elizabeth II's witty, regal, and rude sister. Published in August 2018.

September 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2018.

August 26, 2018 - Added books about Ptolemy I, Buckingham Palace, British Royalty, and the Winter Palace.

The Featured Book of the Week is Cecily Neville by John Ashdown-Hill, about the mother of England's King Richard III. Published in July 2018.

Plus, take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

August 19, 2018 - Added books about the Qing Dynasty, Bulgaria, and Rome.

The Featured Book of the Week is Louis XIV by Aurora von Goeth and Jules Harper, which gives a personal glimpse into the Sun King's life and times. Published in July 2018.

August 12, 2018 - Added books about Charles II and the Habsburgs.

The Featured Book of the Week is Empress by Ruby Lal, about Nur Jahan, the powerful twentieth wife of India's Emperor Jahangir. Published in July 2018.

August 5, 2018 - Added a book about Queen Elizabeth II.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner, a fictional account of the life of Maria Feodorovna, mother of Russia's last tsar. Published in July 2018.

August 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2018.

July 29, 2018 - Added a book about Princess Margaret.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Imperial Tea Party by Frances Welch, about meetings between British and Russian royalty before the First World War. Published in June 2018.

July 25, 2018 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

July 22, 2018 - Added books about Caesar, Caligula, Louis XIV, Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, and Australia.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Royal Art of Poison by Eleanor Herman, about the use of poison in the royal courts of Western Europe. Published in June 2018.

July 15, 2018 - Added books about Henry VIII and Kate Middleton.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport, about secret plans to rescue the Russian imperial family. Published in June 2018.

July 8, 2018 - Added books about Boudica and Cecily Neville.

The Featured Book of the Week is Harry & Meghan by Halima Sadat, which features photos from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Published in June 2018.

July 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2018. Also added books about Harry & Meghan, King Tut, Roman Emperors, Vikings, and the Qing Dynsty.

The Featured Book of the Week is Princess by Jane Dismore, about the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in June 2018.

June 24, 2018 - Added books about World War I and Shakespeare.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Shadow Emperor by Alan Strauss-Schom, a biography of French emperor Napoleon III. Published in May 2018.

Plus, here's your Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

June 17, 2018 - Added books about Nur Jahan, Sissi, Maria Feodorovna, Britain, Spain, and Colonialism.

The Featured Book of the Week is Praetorian by Guy de la Bédoyère, about the rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard. Published in May 2018.

June 10, 2018 - Added a book about the Princes in the Tower.

The Featured Book of the Week is Windsor Castle by Steven Brindle, an illustrated look at the thousand-year history of the English royal palace. Published in May 2018.

June 3, 2018 - Added books about Richard I, the Black Prince, Henry VIII, James I, George V, and England.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Greedy Queen by Annie Gray, which examines Queen Victoria's life through what she ate.

June 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2018.

May 27, 2018 - Added books about Harry & Meghan and Spain.

The Featured Book of the Week is Daughters of the Winter Queen by Nancy Goldstone, about Elizabeth Stuart, wife of Frederick V of the Palatinate, and her family. Published in April 2018.

May 25, 2018 - Here's your Sneak Peek at the new royalty books scheduled for publication in June 2018!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the World of Royalty message board(s) over the years. The board hasn't gotten much use recently, so it is now read-only. But why not follow me on Twitter? You'll find a lot of royal watchers and history fans there!

May 20, 2018 - I've added a new book about Alexander the Great and fixed a broken link to books about Catherine the Great.

The Featured Book of the Week is Meghan by Andrew Morton, a biography of Meghan Markle, the American actress who won Prince Harry's heart. Published in April 2018.

May 13, 2018 - Added new books about Henry II, Edward II, Mary Tudor, Albert Victor, Prince Charles, Harry & Meghan, Cleopatra Selene, Princess Grace, the last Romanovs, Britain and Spain.

The Featured Book of the Week is American Princess by Leslie Carroll, about American actress Meghan Markle and her romance with Britain's Prince Harry. Published in April 2018.

May 6, 2018 - Added books about Edmund, William I, Eleanor of Castile, Katherine Parr, Mary I, James I, George III, Victoria, Elizabeth II, Danish Monarchs, the Third Crusade, European Royal Murders, and Royal Women.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Duchess by Penny Junor, a sympathetic biography of Prince Charles's second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Published in April 2018.

May 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in May 2018.

April 29, 2018 - Added books about the Medici, Ottoman Sultans, and Windsor Castle.

The Featured Book of the Week is Francis I by Leonie Frieda, a biography of the 16th century monarch who turned France into a great nation. Published in April 2018.

April 24, 2018 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

April 22, 2018 - Added books about Napoleon I, Hortense de Beauharnais, Napoleon III, Alexander the Great, and ancient Rome.

The Featured Book of the Week is I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon, a novel about Anna Anderson's 50-year battle to be recognized as lost Russian royal Anastasia Romanov. Published in March 2018.

April 17, 2018 - The World of Royalty is TWENTY YEARS OLD! Wow. Thank you to the site's faithful and generous visitors for making this amazing milestone possible.

April 15, 2018 - Added books about the Black Prince, Prince Harry, Bavaria, and Ghana.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Prince Who Would Be King by Sarah Fraser, a biography of the eldest son of British king James VI and I. Published in March 2018.

April 8, 2018 - Added new books about Queen Christina, Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II, and Harry and Meghan.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Family Medici by Mary Hollingsworth, which argues that the Medici were devious and immoral tyrants. Published in March 2018.

April 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2018. Also added books about King Tut, King Stephen, Richard II, the Wars of the Roses, and Europe.

The Featured Book of the Week is Harry: Life, Loss, and Love by Katie Nicholl, about Prince Harry's relationships with family members, girlfriends, and wife-to-be Meghan Markle. Published in March 2018.

March 25, 2018 - Added books about Prince Charles and Francis I.

The Featured Book of the Week is Rebel Prince by Tom Bower, a critical biography of Britain's Prince Charles. Published in March 2018.

Plus, take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

March 18, 2018 - Added books about Napoleon and Rome.

The Featured Book of the Week is Elizabeth's Rival by Nicola Tallis, a biography of Lettice Knollys, who married English queen Elizabeth I's favorite, the Earl of Leicester. Published in March 2018.

March 11, 2018 - Added books about Babur, the Tudors, Harry & Meghan, the Romanovs, and Florence.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Prisoner King by John Matusiak, about British king Charles I's captivity before his trial. Published in February 2018.

March 4, 2018 - Added books about King John, Richard III, Juana I, the Medici dynasty, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth Stuart, Meghan Markle, Versailles, Canada, and Congo.

The Featured Book of the Week is Dynasty: A True Story by Christina Oxenberg, which is about Serbia's Karadjordjevic dynasty. Published in February 2018.

March 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2018.

February 25, 2018 - The Featured Book of the Week is Wallis in Love by Andrew Morton, a biography of the Duchess of Windsor. Published in February 2018.

February 22, 2018 - Take a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books!

February 18, 2018 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Elizabeth I, Britain, Granada, Serbia, Ottoman Women, the Alhambra, and World Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queen by Catherine Ryan, a biography of Queen Elizabeth II. Published in January 2018.

February 11, 2018 - Added a book about Anastasia.

The Featured Book of the Week is Henry III by Darren Baker, a biography that portrays the English king as a very capable ruler. Published in January 2018.

February 4, 2018 - Added new books about Shaka Zulu, Richard I, Lettice Knollys, Charles I, Flora MacDonald, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Harry, and Poland.

The Featured Book of the Week is Cnut: The North Sea King by Ryan Lavelle, a biography of the Dane who became king of England in the 11th century. Published in January 2018.

February 1, 2018 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2018.

January 28, 2018 - The Featured Book of the Week is The End of the German Monarchy by John Van der Kiste, which is about German emperor Wilhelm II's family heritage and abdication. Published in December 2017.

January 21, 2018 - Added a book about Julius Caesar.

The Featured Book of the Week is Imperial Crimea by Coryne Hall and others, about Romanov palaces at the edge of the Black Sea. Published in December 2017.

January 14, 2018 - Added books about Meghan Markle, Wallis Simpson, the British Empire, and Africa.

The Featured Book of the Week is Step Aside for Royalty by Eileen Parker, which is about the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's marriage.

January 7, 2018 - Added books about Boudica, Charles I, and Charles II.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Life of Henrietta Anne by Melanie Clegg, a biography of the daughter of Britain's King Charles I who married the brother of France's King Louis XIV. Published in December 2017.

January 1, 2018 - Happy New Year! I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in January 2018.

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