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December 30, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Queen Mary I, British Royalty, Spanish Palaces, and Thailand.

December 29, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne by Ben Hills, a biography of the wife of Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito. The author interviewed the royal couple's friends and former colleagues, many of whom have never spoken publicly before. Published in December 2006.

December 27, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 26, 2006 - Added books about Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria, British Royalty, and the Forbidden City. Updated the Royal News page.

December 25, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Israel news section.

December 24, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 23, 2006 - Added a book about Katherine Parr. Updated the Royal News page.

December 22, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Becoming Charlemagne by Jeff Sypeck. On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on a Germanic king named Karl. This book tells the story of the power struggle that led to the world-changing event. Published in November 2006.

December 19, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Alexander the Great, Caesar, Napoleon, and the Terracotta Army.

December 18, 2006 - Updated the Royal News and the Norway news section.

December 17, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 16, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 15, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Princess Diana.

The Featured Book of the Week is Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India by Amin Jaffer. The Indian princes of the British Raj lived lives of unparalleled luxury. This book presents images -- many never previously reproduced outside India -- of their cars, jewelry, and more, along with anecdotes about their sumptuous way of life. Published in October 2006.

December 14, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 13, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 12, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Japanese Royalty and Royal Jewels.

December 11, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Indian Royalty.

December 9, 2006 - Added new books about Boudica, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria, Britain's Queen Mother, Elizabeth II, and King Arthur.

December 4, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Danish royal news section. Added a link about Tzu Hsi and a book about the Taj Mahal.

December 8, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. My apologies to anyone who had trouble accessing the message board recently; the problem has been corrected. If you still can't access the board, please email me!

The Featured Book of the Week is The Complete Taj Mahal by Ebba Koch. This book leads the reader through the Taj Mahal, explaining its design and construction, symbolic meaning, and history up to the present day. It features hundreds of new photographs. Published in November 2006.

December 6, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 5, 2006 - Added new books about William I, William III, George III, British Kings & Queens, Louis XIV, the Romanovs, Saladin, Maya Kings, and King Tut. Updated the Royal News page.

December 1, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Royal Tombs of Egypt: The Art of Thebes Revealed by Zahi Hawass. This is the first book to fully reproduce the wall paintings and murals in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Published in November 2006.

November 30, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 29, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 28, 2006 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2006. Also updated the Royal News page, and added new books about Henry VII, English Queens, and European Courts.

November 27, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Scotland.

November 24, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson, a fictional account of the life of 16th century English queen Catherine Parr. Published in October 2006.

November 23, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 22, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 21, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Egyptian Pharaohs.

November 20, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 18, 2006 - Added books about Charlemagne and Catherine the Great.

November 17, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Prince: The Secret Story of the World's Most Intriguing Royal by William Simpson. This is a biography of Saudi Arabia's Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who was ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005. Preface by Nelson Mandela; foreword by Margaret Thatcher. Published in October 2006.

November 15, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 14, 2006 - Updated the Coupons & Deals page. Added books about American Royalty and Russian Royalty.

November 13, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the France news section. Added a book about Nepal.

November 11, 2006 - Added a book about Edward III.

November 10, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley, which presents a biographical portrait of every queen of ancient Egypt along with family trees, timelines, and more. 273 illustrations. Published in October 2006.

November 8, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Masako, King Hussein, and Jordan.

November 7, 2006 - Added new books about Akhenaten, King Herod, Charlemagne, Henry VIII, and George III.

November 6, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Togo.

November 4, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Costumes page with Nativity costumes and other Christmas costumes.

November 3, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Also updated the Ethiopia news section.

The Featured Book of the Week is Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser, about the French king's mother, mistresses, wife, daughters, and granddaughters. Published in October 2006.

November 1, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Also updated the Jordan, Nigeria, and Religion news sections.

October 31, 2006 - I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2006. Also updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Marie Antoinette, Alexander the Great, the Valley of the Kings, British Royalty, Indian Royalty, and Spanish Royalty.

October 30, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Royalty & Religion news section.

October 28, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 27, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Coupons & Deals page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Jewels of the Tsars: The Romanovs & Imperial Russia by Prince Michael of Greece. The author, a Romanov descendant, writes about his family's passion for jewels. Includes portraits and photographs of the tsars, their families, and their court. Published in September 2006.

October 25, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Deals & Coupons page.

October 24, 2006 - Added a book about South Africa.

October 23, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 21, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Egypt and Prussia.

October 20, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt, a sympathetic, human biography of Augustus Caesar, "the greatest emperor who ever lived." Published in October 2006.

October 18, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 17, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Constantine, Napoleon, and the Two Sicilies. Added a DVD about Julius Caesar.

October 16, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 14, 2006 - Added a book about Portugal.

October 13, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund. This enjoyable novel shows Marie Antoinette's life through her own eyes, from her arrival in France as an innocent, romantic bride to her chilling final days as a prisoner of the French Revolution. She leads a dreamlike existence amid the pleasures and tedium of Versailles, detached from the reality outside the palace gates until it's far too late. Published in October 2006.

October 11, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 10, 2006 - Added books about Queen Victoria and British Royalty.

October 9, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Balkan news section.

October 7, 2006 - Added books about Alfred the Great, Edward II, and British Palaces.

October 6, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Queen of Fashion by Caroline Weber. This book explains how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and how her bold attempts to reshape royal fashion changed the future of France. Published in September 2006.

October 4, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Liechtenstein.

October 3, 2006 - Updated the Remembering Diana, Royal Autographs, and Royal Dolls pages.

October 2, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Also updated the Italy news section. Added DVDs about Prince Charles, a book about the Mughals, and links about German and Italian Royalty.

October 1, 2006 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2006.

September 30, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 29, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Diana by Sarah Bradford. Throughout her brief life, Princess Diana was plagued by rumor and scandal. The author of this book tries to cast aside the gossip and lies to reveal the truth of the Diana years. Published in September 2006.

September 28, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 27, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 26, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Pocahontas, Prince Charles, and British Royal Anecdotes. Added DVDs about Saudi Royalty.

September 25, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Nigerian Royalty.

September 24, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 23, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Elizabeth I.

September 22, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is All for Love by Dan Jacobson, a fictional account of a great European scandal. She was Princess Louise, daughter of King Leopold II of the Belgians. Her lover was Second Lieutenant Géza Mattachich. Ahead of them lay assignations, a duel, imprisonment, bankruptcy, madness.

September 20, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a documentary about Marie Antoinette.

September 19, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Augustus, Roman Emperors, Jack the Ripper, and Royal Paper Dolls.

September 18, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 16, 2006 - Added books about French Royalty and Greek History.

September 15, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Way We Were: Remembering Diana by Paul Burrell. Princess Diana's butler provides a visual tour of Kensington Palace with previously unseen interior photographs. Topics discussed include Princess Diana's amusing Hollywood relationships, her sisterhood with Sarah Ferguson, her happiness with 'The One,' and her relationship with Dodi Fayed. Published in September 2006.

September 13, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 12, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Saudi Royalty and a DVD about King Tut.

September 11, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 10, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 9, 2006 - Added books about Joanna the Mad and Egyptian Queens.

September 8, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Middle East news section. Added a new book about Princess Diana. Also added a photo of Princess Diana to the Remembering Diana page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Walks Through Marie Antoinette's Paris by Diana Reid Haig. This beautifully illustrated little book tells Marie Antoinette's story and takes readers on a tour of sites associated with her life. It's worth reading even if you're not planning to go to Paris. Published in August 2006.

September 7, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 6, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 5, 2006 - Added books about Prince Charles, Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Katherine Parr, and Nubia.

September 4, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page and the Spyware Info page. Added a book about the Romanovs.

September 3, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 2, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Kazakhstan.

September 1, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2006. Also added books about Micronations, Louis XIV, and the Glorious Revolution.

The Featured Book of the Week is Palaces and Power in the Americas: From Peru to the Northwest Coast edited by Jessica Joyce Christie and Patricia Joan Sarro. This is a scholarly look at the palaces of Chaco Canyon, the Maya, the Aztecs, the Inka, and more. Published in July 2006.

August 30, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 29, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Marie Antoinette, Charles I, Elizabeth II, Charles and Camilla, and European Aristocracy.

PLUS: Win a copy of Beneath a Marble Sky, a novel about the Taj Mahal, autographed by author John Shors! Details here: Beneath a Marble Sky Giveaway.

August 28, 2006 - I've updated the Royal News page. I've also updated the World of Royalty blog, which is where I post all kinds of fun and/or interesting things that don't fit on the news page. The blog is updated daily, so check it out!

August 26, 2006 - I've added a picture and a link to the Eleanor of Aquitaine page.

August 25, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Gone With the Windsors by Laurie Graham, the humorous fictional diary of a social climber who witnesses the romance of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Published in August 2006.

August 24, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 23, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 22, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Royal Jewels.

August 21, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 20, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about European Royalty.

August 19, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Alexander the Great, China's Song Dynasty, and the Ming Dynasty.

August 18, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Helen of Troy: A Novel by Margaret George. Helen of Troy tells her life story. The world's most beautiful woman is resigned to a passionless marriage until she meets handsome Prince Paris. After the lovers flee to Troy, war and tragedy are inevitable. Published in August 2006.

August 17, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 16, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Queen Mother.

August 15, 2006 - Added books about Princess Diana and Belgian Royalty.

August 14, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about the kingdom of Benin.

August 11, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej by Paul M. Handley, which portrays Thailand's current king as anti-democratic. This book is banned in Thailand. Published in July 2006.

August 9, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 8, 2006 - Added a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

August 7, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 5, 2006 - Added books about Prince William, British Royalty, Marie Antoinette, Charles VII, Ludwig II, and America.

August 4, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Danish Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Trial of Queen Caroline by Jane Robins, which explains how King George IV's attempt to divorce his wife brought Britain to the brink of revolution. Published in August 2006.

August 2, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 1, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2006. Added a new page about Tonga. Added books about Clarence House.

July 31, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Danish Royalty and a DVD about China's First Emperor.

July 29, 2006 - Added books about Richard I.

July 28, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Courtesan: A Novel by Diane Haeger. At the bawdy court of 16th century French king François I, widow Diane de Poitiers becomes involved in one of the most legendary romances in history. Published in July 2006.

July 26, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added videos and DVDs about Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Charles & Camilla, William & Harry, Royal Weddings, and Jack the Ripper.

July 25, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Joanna the Mad, King George III, British Palaces, Egypt, and Brazil.

July 24, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added DVDs about Princess Diana.

July 23, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 22, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Egyptian Pyramids and Saudi Royalty. Added DVDs about Julius Caesar, Roman Emperors, the Vikings, the Borgias, the Romanovs, and other Russian Royalty.

July 21, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Dracula.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Dress for Diana by David Emanuel and Elizabeth Emanuel. Designers reveal the story behind their creation of Princess Diana's wedding dress. Includes photographs of the preparation and rehearsals. Published in July 2006.

July 19, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added DVDs about Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and Monaco.

July 18, 2006 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Caligula, Ancient Rome, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon. Added DVDs about Attila the Hun, Shi Huangdi, Salome, the Trojan War, the Crusades, and Hercules.

July 17, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Mary, Queen of Scots. Added documentaries about Solomon & Sheba, King Tut, Cleopatra, Egypt, Hawaiian Royalty, and the Maya.

July 15, 2006 - Added books about Windsor Castle, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and the Trojan War.

July 14, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour by Laurien Gardner. When King Henry VIII tires of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, his wandering eye falls on plain Jane Seymour. She intends to win not only his heart but also the crown. Published in June 2006.

July 12, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Genealogy.

July 11, 2006 - Added a book about Hanover.

July 10, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 8, 2006 - Added books about Caroline of Brunswick and European Royalty.

July 7, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Russian Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is Life With the Queen by Brian Hoey. This book looks at the life of Queen Elizabeth II through the eyes of those who live and work with her. It is illustrated with color photos and was published in June 2006.

July 5, 2006 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 4, 2006 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Princess Diana, Charles II, Conrad II, Britain, and Lithuania.

July 3, 2006 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2006. Also added books about Marie Antoinette and Napoleon and Josephine. Added a link about Monaco. Updated the Royal News page.

For information about updates made between January and June 2006, click here.



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