Note: This is an archive of past updates to this site. Some links may have expired. For info on updates to the site made in 2002, click here. For info on more recent updates to the site, visit the main What's New page.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who visited Royalty.nu this year, shared their comments and suggestions, entered the first-ever Royalty.nu contest, posted on the message board, and contributed to the future of the site by purchasing books and other items. I wish you all a very peaceful and prosperous 2002!
December 28, 2001: You may notice that I've added a new navigation menu to the right-hand side of many pages in recent days. Hope you like it. Also updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Belgium and deleted dead links from that page. Fixed some bad links in the History section. Added new books about Denmark, Thailand, King Arthur, France, Jerome Bonaparte, and Russia. The featured book of the week is Louis XI: The Universal Spider by Paul Murray Kendall.
December 26, 2001: Updated the Royal News page again.
December 24, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
December 21, 2001: Added new books about Royalty in Africa, Anastasia, English Royal History, and Royalty in Scotland. The featured book of the week is A Right Royal Christmas: An Anthology edited by Hugh Douglas.
December 20, 2001: Updated the Royal News page again!
December 19, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
December 14, 2001: The featured book of the week is The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist.
December 12, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
December 11, 2001: Added a new page about Good King Wenceslas.
December 10, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
December 8, 2001: Updated the Royal Books page with books published in December. Added books about English royalty, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII, Queen Mary I, the Tudors, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nepal, Dracula, and Alexander the Great. The featured book of the week is Kaspar Hauser: Europe's Child by Martin Kitchen.
December 5, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
December 1, 2001: Congratulations to the crown prince and princess of Japan on the birth of their daughter! See the Royal News page for more on this story.
November 30, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. The featured book of the week is The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995 by Kenneth J. Ruoff. Added quite a few new books and documentaries about Napoleon. Also added new books about Princess Diana, European Royalty, Saudi Arabia, American Royalty and Roman Emperors.
November 27, 2001: Added a couple new links to the Prince William page.
November 26, 2001: I've added a lot more books about Princess Diana, but I'm still not done updating that page.
November 25, 2001: I have started adding more books to the Princess Diana page. I'm not done yet; there are a LOT of Diana books, so it will take a while!
November 23, 2001: Added books about Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, and English Royal History. The featured book of the week is William: The Rebel Prince by Nicholas Davies. Also updated the Royal News page.
November 20, 2001: Added some books and links about Saxony to the European Royalty page.
November 19, 2001: The Royal News page has been updated.
November 16, 2001: The featured book of the week is Non Campus Mentis compiled by Anders Henriksson, a funny look at world history as seen through the eyes of befuddled college students. I have read this book, and it's hysterical.
November 15, 2001: Added new links to the William the Conqueror page.
November 14, 2001: Updated the Royal News page again.
November 12, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
November 11, 2001: Finally! I've added a FAQ page to address frequently asked questions about this website.
November 10, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. Added new information, books, and links about Royalty in India, Royalty in Saudi Arabia, Royalty in Hawaii, and Royalty in the Netherlands. The featured book of the week is King Asoka and Buddhism, edited by Anuradha Seneviratna.
November 7, 2001: Updated the Royal News page.
November 4, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Brunei. Also swept the cobwebs out of the Habsburg page, removing dead links and adding books about Maria Theresa. Also added some additional information to the William the Conqueror page.
November 3, 2001: Check out the link list at the bottom of the Asian Royalty page for a new site about the Vietnamese monarchy.
November 2, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Lady Jane Grey and Marie Antoinette. Updated the New Royal Books page with books published in November. The featured book of the week is The Dragon Queen by Alice Borchardt.
October 29, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. Also added the BBC miniseries A History of Britain 2. For info on this and other documentaries and books in the History of Britain series, visit the English History page.
October 27, 2001: Updated the Royal News page and added a new page about Royalty in Nepal. Also added an archive for past "what's new" updates, plus new books about Cleopatra, English Royal History, Queen Victoria, King Arthur, and Modern British Royalty.
October 26, 2001: I've added some info about Alfred the Great's parents, plus new (and, of course, great) links about Alfred and Alexander the Great. The new featured book of the week is Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert by Stanley Weintraub.
October 25, 2001: Updated the Royal News page with several stories.
October 20, 2001: Updated the Queen Victoria page with new movies and documentaries about the queen (including the miniseries that begins on A&E tomorrow) and books about Jack the Ripper. The new featured book of the week is The Last Grand Duchess by Ian Vorres.
October 17, 2001: I've finally given Napoleon his own page!
October 15, 2001: Is the king of Tonga dying? See the Royal News page for updates on his health and that of the emir of Kuwait.
October 12, 2001: Updated the Royal Books page with books published in October. Also added new books about Marie Antoinette and the Tudors. The new featured book of the week is Bastard Prince: Henry VIII's Lost Son by Beverley A. Murphy.
October 7, 2001: Updated the Anastasia and Anna Anderson page with info about Anderson's cremation. Also made some changes to the book and link lists on that page.
September 29, 2001: Updated the Royal News page. I'm going on vacation, so this site won't be updated for a few days, but you will find links to many other sites with royal and international news on my Royal News page.
September 28, 2001: Added new books about European Royalty, Scandinavian Royalty, English Royal History, Hawaiian Royalty, Cleopatra. Featured Book of the Week: Purple Secret: Genes, "Madness" and the Royal Houses of Europe by John Rohl, Martin Warren, and David Hunt.
September 22, 2001: Added more books and links about Afghanistan. Updated the Royal News page. Chose a new featured book of the week: The Encyclopedia of World History: 6th Edition edited by Peter N. Stearns. Added the autobiography of Nelson Mandela to the African Royalty page (yes, he is royal). And a bunch of other minor updates.
September 18, 2001: Updated the Fergie page with information about her new charity for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. Added new books and links to the Alexander the Great page.
September 17, 2001: Amazon.com has made it easy for you to donate to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also accepts online donations; for information, visit its website. (2002 update: Removed Amazon link, which no longer works.)
September 15, 2001: The China page has been reorganized, as have the pages about Chinese empress Tzu Hsi and last emperor P'u Yi. Plus minor updates to Royal Books, Royal Collectibles, and Modern British Royalty.
September 13, 2001: Updated the Royal News page with more links about royal reaction to the terrorist attacks in the United States.
September 11, 2001: Visit the Royal News page for royal reaction to the terrorist attacks in the U.S. Also made some minor updates to Scandinavian Royalty (the link to the royal family of Norway's official site should now work) and Royalty in Jordan.
September 7, 2001: Updated the Royalty.nu home page and Royal Books page with the new featured book of the week (Alexandra: The Last Tsarina by Carolly Erickson). I haven't updated the Royal News page recently because, well, I haven't found much news (unless you count the king of Sweden being hit in the face with a cake.
September 4, 2001: Checked and updated all the books and links on the African Royalty page.
September 1, 2001: Updated the Royal News page with an item about Prince Claus of the Netherlands. Updated the Royal Books page with books published in September. Added new books to these pages: Queen Victoria, Anastasia and Anna Anderson, French Royalty, European Royalty.
August 30, 2001: By popular demand, you will now find links about Princess Caroline's son Andrea on the Monaco page, plus an expanded list of videos about Princess Grace.
August 29, 2001: Revised the new Julius Caesar article to make it more detailed and interesting. Added new books to these pages: British Royalty, English Royal History, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Arthur, The Man in the Iron Mask, Marie Antoinette, Royalty in Africa, Royalty in the Americas.