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Note: This is an archive of past updates to this site. Some links may have expired. For information about updates made between July and December 2007, click here; and for info on the most recent updates, visit the main What's New page.

June 30, 2007 - Added books about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth I, James VI and I, Italy's Medici dynasty, and St. Patrick.

June 29, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Princess Margaret. Added a link to the Fergie page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie. This book tells the dramatic story of the conquest of South America's Inca people by the Spanish, who captured the last Inca emperor after a 36-year guerrilla war. Published in May 2007.

June 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about the Middle East and World Monarchies.

June 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Africa news section. Added a book about the Incas.

June 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Cleopatra.

June 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Luxembourg.

The Featured Book of the Week is Twilight of Splendor by Greg King. This book explores the court of Queen Victoria during her Diamond Jubilee year. Published in June 2007.

June 21, 2007 - Updated the Greece news section. Added British Royal Ascot photos.

June 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 19, 2007 - Added books about Napoleon.

June 18, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added Books and DVDs about Princess Diana. Also added a book about Prince Rupert of the Rhine.

June 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Royal Recipes and the Maya.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown. According to this biography, Princess Diana "felt the need to break out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power." The author knew Diana personally. Published in June 2007.

June 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Elizabeth II.

June 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 11, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Iran.

June 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Elizabeth I and Jordan.

June 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is After Diana: William, Harry, Charles, and the Royal House of Windsor by Christopher Andersen. This book promises "stunning revelations": why Diana feared for Camilla's life; how Camilla dealt with being the most hated woman in the world; William and Harry's wild behavior; and more. Published in June 2007.

June 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Nefertiti, Shi Huangdi, Henry VIII, Charles II, George V, and the last Romanovs.

June 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Sarawak.

June 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2007. Also added books about Princess Diana, the Yorkists, and the Restoration.

The Featured Book of the Week is Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden. This is the first novel in a planned series about the life of Mongolian emperor Genghis Khan. Published in May 2007.

May 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 29, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Royal Palaces.

May 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Charles I and the Spencers.

May 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry Into Some Strangely Related Families by Jeremy Paxman. With a mixture of history, reporting, and anecdotes, the author examines how the role of Britain's head of state has changed over the years. Published in May 2007.

May 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Bourbons.

May 19, 2007 - I'm back! I've updated the Royal News page and the Afghanistan, America, Belgium, India, Korea, Nepal, and Spain news sections. I've also added books about Alexander the Great, Napoleon, the last Romanovs, the Mughals, and German Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Capetians: The History of a Dynasty by Jim Bradbury. This book throws light on medieval France and the development of European monarchy. Published in April 2007.

May 7, 2007 - NOTE: I'll be traveling for the next nine or 10 days, so I won't be able to update this site.

I'll fully update the news page when I return next week. See you then!

May 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added movies about Richard III.

May 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria.

May 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book for the next two weeks is Alfred the Great: The Man Who Made England by Justin Pollard. Alfred was England's first king, and his rule spanned troubled times. This biography reveals the man behind the legend. Published in April 2007.

May 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added the DVD of the 2006 movie The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II.

May 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in May 2007. Also added new books about Princess Diana, Alfred the Great, George III, George IV, Edward VII, Catherine de Medici, and Ancient Britain.

April 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Malaysia news section. Added links to the Tzu Hsi and British Royal Weddings pages. Added new books about Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, the last Shah of Iran, and Tudor Palaces.

April 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Pleasure by Norah Lofts, a sympathetic novel about Katharine of Aragon, the first wife of England's much-married King Henry VIII.

April 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Ottoman Empire.

April 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Caesar.

April 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Italy news section.

The Featured Book of the Week is Four Queens: The Provençal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone. This book tells the true story of the four daughters of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence: Marguerite, wife of King Louis IX of France; Eleanor, who married England's King Henry III; Sanchia, wife of richest man in Europe; and Beatrice, who became queen of Sicily. Published in April 2007.

April 18, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 17, 2007 - The World of Royalty is nine years old today! Thank you to everyone who visited the site in the past year; everyone who sent links, comments, and encouragement; everyone who posted on the message board or commented on the blog; everyone who bought books or other items through the links on this site. This site would not exist without you!

I've updated the Royal News page and added a book about Edward III.

April 16, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added DVDs about the Vikings.

April 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a movie about Edward VIII.

April 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Elements of Organic Gardening by HRH the Prince of Wales with Stephanie Donaldson. This is a practical guide to organic gardening as practiced by Prince Charles. Published in March 2007.

April 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 11, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Spain news section.

April 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Queen Margot, and Malaysian Royalty.

April 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Netherlands news section.

April 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Mongolia.

April 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about English History.

The Featured Book of the Week is Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures edited by Pierre-Henri Verlhac and Yann-Brice Dherbier. This book contains 160 images capturing the early years, film career, royal marriage, and private life of Monaco's Princess Grace. Published in March 2007.

April 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 31, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2007. Also updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Grace, Alfred the Great, and World Royalty.

March 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about British Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple. Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal emperor, was a mystic, poet, and calligrapher, but king in name only. In 1857, an uprising reduced his beloved capital, Delhi, to a ruin. This book provides an Indian perspective on the siege. Published in March 2007.

March 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 27, 2007 - Added books about Princess Diana and British Royalty.

March 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book by Prince Charles and a book about Egyptian Pharaohs.

March 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is True Grace: The Life and Times of an American Princess by Wendy Leigh, a biography of actress Grace Kelly, who married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Published in March 2007.

March 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 20, 2007 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Caesar, Napoleon, Hirohito, Princess Diana, George II, Robert the Bruce, British Royal Weddings, and Bhutan.

March 19, 2007 - I'm back! I've updated the Royal News page and the Indonesia news section.

March 17, 2007 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Perfect Royal Mistress: A Novel by Diane Haeger, a fictional account of the life of Nell Gwynne, the actress who became mistress of Britain's King Charles II. Published in February 2007.

March 11, 2007 - I need to take some time off, so the site won't be updated until March 19 or 20. Feel free to keep sending me news links; I'll post them when I return. I'll also continue to monitor the message board as usual.

March 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Eating Like a King: A History of Royal Recipes by Michele Brown. Learn how to prepare roast peacock, blackbirds baked in a pie, and more practical British royal dishes. Published in March 2007.

March 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 6, 2007 - Added books about Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry V, Henry VIII, the Capetians, European Queens, and Child Monarchs.

March 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Alison Weir. The child of a scheming father and a ruthless mother, young Lady Jane Grey was forced to accept the English crown, setting off a firestorm of intrigue and tragedy. Published in February 2007.

February 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2007. Also updated the Royal News page and added new books about English king Richard the Lionheart and the last Shah of Iran.

February 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 24, 2007 - Added a book about Cleopatra.

February 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Princess by Matthew Dennison, a biography of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice. Her mother depended on her absolutely and dominated her life. Published in January 2007.

February 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Henry VIII.

February 17, 2007 - Added a movie about Marie Antoinette. Updated the Royal News page and the Afghanistan news section. Added new books about Princess Grace, Princess Margaret, Marcus Aurelius, Alexander the Great, and Empress Wu.

February 16, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The British Monarchy for Dummies by Philip Wilkinson. This book explains the origins of the monarchy, how it works, what the royals do all day, and more. Published in January 2007.

February 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 13, 2007 - Added books about the Princes in the Tower and Jack the Ripper.

February 12, 2007 - Added a book and link about Lady Jane Grey. Also added a book about Edward VI. Updated the Royal News page.

February 10, 2007 - Added a book about Chinese empress Tzu Hsi. Also added books and a movie about the reign of King Charles II.

February 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Netherlands news section.

The Featured Book of the Week is Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power by Virginia Rounding, a biography of the extraordinary woman who ruled Russia from 1762 until her death in 1796. Published in February 2007.

February 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 6, 2007 - Added new books about Cleopatra, British Royal Recipes, the Norman Conquest, Elizabeth I, Hawaiian Royalty, Swedish Royalty, the Aztecs, Iran, and Iraq.

February 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Elizabeth I and Anastasia.

February 3, 2007 - Added a book about the English Restoration.

February 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Sarah Churchill.

The Featured Book of the Week is Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship by Virginia M. Fields. Sculpture, ceramics, masks, jewelry, and early writing offer a unique perspective on Mayan kings, their people, and the gods.

January 31, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2007. Also updated the Royal News page.

January 30, 2007 - Added books about Charlemagne, Henry III, Charles II, and British Royalty.

January 29, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a DVD about English Royal History and a book about the Queen Mother.

January 27, 2007 - Added books about James VI and I, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the Domesday Book. Updated the Greece news section.

January 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Jewels of the Nizams by Usha R. Krishnan, an illustrated study of the jewels once owned by the Nizams of India's Hyderabad state, who ruled from 1724 to 1949. Published in January 2007.

January 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 20, 2007 - Added books about Napoleon and Anna Anderson.

January 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Prince Charles.

The Featured Book of the Week is Ella: Princess, Saint and Martyr by Christopher Warwick. Elisabeth of Hesse, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, married Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, younger brother of Tsar Alexander III. After the assassination of her husband she became a nun. Murdered during the Russian Revolution, she was canonized as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church. Published in January 2007.

January 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 13, 2007 - Added a book about Italy. Updated the Royal News page.

January 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory, a novel about Henry VIII's third and fourth wives, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. Published in December 2006.

January 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added links about European Royalty.

January 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Cleopatra, Lady Jane Grey, Mary Queen of Scots, Pocahontas and Palaces.

January 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

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January 6, 2007 - Added books about Elizabeth I and Richard the Lionheart. Updated the Royal News page.

January 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Royal Affair: George III and His Scandalous Siblings by Stella Tillyard. Britain's King George III tried to be a father to his siblings, but the family was plagued by scandal and trapped by duty. Published in December 2006.

January 3, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 2, 2007 - Happy New Year! I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in January 2007. I've also updated the Royal News page and the Saudi Arabia news section. I wish you all a peaceful and joyful 2007!

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