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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 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 26, 2007 - I'm taking a short break, so this site won't be regularly updated until the new year, although I may add a few things now and then.

Happy holidays to all of you, and I hope you enjoy this: 2007 Royal Year in Review (photos).

December 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the British Royalty page.

December 23, 2007 - Added books about George VI, Seretse Khama, Oman, and Troy.

December 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book for the next two weeks is Zara Phillips by Brian Hoey. The only daughter of Britain's Princess Anne, Zara Phillips is known as a rebel. This book reveals the real Zara with anecdotes from those who know her. Published in December 2007.

December 20, 2007 - I've added a new Africa News search engine! You can use it to search for royal news or any other kind of African news.

December 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 18, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Napoleon.

December 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books and links about Hercules.

The Featured Book of the Week is Antony and Cleopatra: A Novel by Colleen McCullough. Egyptian queen Cleopatra welcomes Mark Antony to her court but keeps her heart well guarded. This is the latest book in McCullough's Masters of Rome series. The earlier books are The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune's Favorites, Caesar's Women, Caesar: A Novel, and The October Horse.

December 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 11, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Habsburgs.

December 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 7, 2007 - The Featured Book of the Week is A Year With the Queen by Robert Hardman. What is life like in Buckingham Palace? What does a lady-in-waiting do? This book provides an inside look at the world of the British monarch and her family. Published in December 2007.

December 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about King Tut, India, Scotland, Royal Mysteries, and Would-Be Royalty.

December 3, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2007.

November 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about King Hussein.

The Featured Book of the Week is Noble Hounds and Dear Companions by Sophie Gordon, which offers photographs of British royal pets with and without their owners, including Queen Victoria's beloved spaniel Dash, Edward VII's disreputable fox-terrier Caesar, and Queen Alexandra's exotic toy dogs. Published in November 2007.

November 29, 2007 - Added books about Armenia, Elizabeth II, and British royal Tourism.

November 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 27, 2007 - Updated the Frequently Asked Questions page.

November 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Cleopatra.

November 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army by Jane Portal. Experts describe the Qin dynasty's rise and the first emperor's achievements and legacy. Illustrated. Published in November 2007.

November 22, 2007 - I've updated the Royal News page with 66 new links. Enjoy!

November 21, 2007 - Added books about Qin Shi Huangdi, Empress Wu, Otto the Great, Louis XV, Napoleon I, Napoleon II, and the Magi. Updated the Royal Costumes page with Christmas and Nativity costumes. Updated the Royal News page.

November 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 17, 2007 - Added books about Mercia and Princess Isabel of Brazil.

November 16, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Elizabeth & Leicester by Sarah Gristwood, about Queen Elizabeth I's lifelong love for Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Published in November 2007.

November 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

November 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Napoleon III, British Royalty, and World Royalty.

November 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about the Angevins, Elizabeth I, and the Tudors. Added a link about Danish Royalty.

November 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies by A. J. S. Spawforth. This book examines Achaemenid and Sassanian Persia, Alexander's empire, Rome under the Caesars, Han China, and Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. Published in October 2007.

November 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about King Tut, Hawaii, India, Scotland, and Rome and Barbarians.

November 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 3, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is George III: A Life in Caricature by Kenneth Baker. Britain's King George III was highly unpopular for much of his reign, as shown by contemporary caricatures, many reproduced here for the first time. 200 color illustrations. Published in October 2007.

November 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2007. Also updated the Fergie FAQs section.

October 31, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Charlotte of Wales, the Tudors, British Royal Pets, and American Royalty.

October 29, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Elizabeth II, the British Monarchy, Royalty & Religion, and Israel. Also added books and DVDs about Queen Esther and French Palaces.

October 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Elizabeth I and Her World by Susan Watkins, which looks at Queen Elizabeth I's court and her royal image. Illustrated with photographs, portraits, paintings, tapestries, and personal objects. Published in October 2007.

October 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added more books about Egypt, Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip.

October 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Queen Elizabeth II, Alexander the Great, China's First Emperor, Napoleon, Roman Emperors, the Macedonian Dynasty and the Mughal Dynasty.

October 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is India Sublime by Mitchell Shelby Crites and Ameeta Nanji, photographs by Melba Levick. With vast marble halls, mirrored rooms, mosaics, and tapestries, India's palaces are a visual feast. This book is illustrated with more than 250 photos. Published in October 2007.

October 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 16, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Windsor Castle.

October 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

I've also updated the Help Page for those having trouble viewing some of the news content on this site. If you're getting "out of memory" messages when you try to close your browser window, see the Help page for information.

October 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queen's Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley, a novel about Queen Elizabeth I from the viewpoint of her governess's niece. Published in October 2007.

October 11, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

October 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about William the Conqueror.

October 6, 2007 - Added books about Ramses II, Vikings, Richard I, Anne Boleyn, Visigoths, Shakespeare, Queen Margot, and the Qajar dynasty.

October 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Diana: The Intimate Portrait by Judy Wade. Princess Diana's friends share their memories of her in this book, which also examines the police investigation into her death. Published in September 2007.

October 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 3, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2007. Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Henry VIII.

September 29, 2007 - Added a book about Eleanor of Aquitaine.

September 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books and links about the Cook Islands. Also added a book about Katherine Swynford.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Grace Kelly Years: Princess of Monaco by Frederic Mitterrand, the companion book to the exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of Princess Grace's death. Includes many never-before-seen photos. Published in September 2007.

September 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Gilgamesh.

September 25, 2007 - Added books about Indian Palaces and the Borgias.

September 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 22, 2007 - Added books about King Charles I.

September 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Sovereign Ladies by Maureen Waller, which is about the lives of the six reigning queens of England: Elizabeth I, Mary I, Mary II, Anne, Victoria, and Elizabeth II. Published in September 2007.

September 19, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Belgium.

September 18, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Alexander the Great and Napoleon.

September 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson by Frances Welch. Who was Anna Anderson, and how did she manage to convince so many people that she was Russian tsar Nicholas II's daughter Anastasia? Published in September 2007.

September 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 11, 2007 - Added a link about Dutch Royalty. Added a new Help Page for those who have trouble viewing some of the news content on this site. Added a book about George II.

September 10, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 8, 2007 - Added books about Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Jezebel, Canada, and India.

September 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Royal Hellenic Dynasty by Prince Michael of Greece, Mrs. Helen Helmis-Markesinis, and Arturo E. Beéche. This book offers nearly 200 photos of the Greek royal family from their personal collections. Includes a detailed family tree. Published in August 2007.

September 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 4, 2007 - Added books about King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, George III, the English Civil War, China, and World Royalty.

September 3, 2007 - Updated the Indonesia & East Timor page with a new website about Timor. Updated the Royal News page.

September 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2007.

August 31, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Diana: The Portrait - Anniversary Edition by Rosalind Coward. Drawing on more than 200 interviews, this book offers perspective on the irreplaceable Princess Diana. It is illustrated with over 400 photographs. Published in July 2007.

August 29, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about World Royalty.

August 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 26, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Princess Grace, the Stuarts, the Habsburgs, Denmark, World Royalty, and King Harold II.

August 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Nefertiti by Michelle Moran, a novel about the beautiful Egyptian queen Nefertiti and her younger sister Mutnodjmet. Published in July 2007.

August 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 22, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Taj Mahal.

August 18, 2007 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Empress Wu, Katherine Swynford, Jane Shore, and Napoleon. Updated the Royal News page.

August 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Five Gold Rings by Jane Roberts, a look at British royal weddings from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II, with illustrations of wedding dresses, jewelry, gifts, and more. Published in July 2007.

August 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Diana and India's Mughal dynasty.

August 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Henry IV.

August 11, 2007 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Egyptian Pharaohs.

August 10, 2007 - I've finished updating the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Eating Royally: Recipes & Remembrances From a Palace Kitchen by Darren McGrady. The author, who was Princess Diana's chef, shares recipes, photos, and memorabilia. Published in July 2007.

August 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page (twice).

August 7, 2007 - Added new books about the Trojan War, the United States, Genghis Khan, the real Dracula, and Charles II.

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August 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 4, 2007 - I've added a new section about the Anglo-Saxons (finally)!

August 3, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page and the Thailand news section.

The Featured Book of the Week is Diana - An Amazing Life: The People Cover Stories, 1981-1997 by the editors of People Magazine. Articles and covers from People Magazine, presented in order with original pictures and text, tell Princess Diana's story as it unfolded. Published in July 2007.

August 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2007. Updated the Royal News page.

July 31, 2007 - Added books about Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Charles I, William and Mary, Queen Victoria, Greek Royalty, and European Royalty.

July 30, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Zara Phillips.

July 28, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 27, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Edward II.

The Featured Book of the Week is George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be King by Christopher Hibbert. This biography gives a detailed picture of the British king's life, including his exorbitant spending on homes, clothes, and women; his illegal first marriage; and his witty one-liners. Published in June 2007.

July 25, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 24, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Spain.

July 23, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 21, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 20, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Mughal Emperors: And the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran, and Central Asia by Francis Robinson, a detailed history of the long line of Mughal rulers from 1206 to 1925, illustrated with paintings, manuscripts, and architecture. Published in June 2007.

July 18, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 17, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Diana.

July 16, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 15, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 14, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Isabella I of Spain.

July 13, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Pirate Queen by Susan Ronald, which tells the story of England's Queen Elizabeth I and the pirates who amassed great wealth for her. Published in June 2007.

July 12, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

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

July 10, 2007 - Added DVDs about the Roman Empire. Added books about Cleopatra, Richard III, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots. Updated the Royal News page.

July 9, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 8, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added links about King Edward II and Greek Royalty.

July 7, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Princess Diana, the Khmer Empire, and the Mary Rose.

July 6, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Edward VII: The Last Victorian King by Christopher Hibbert. Shedding new light on the scandals that peppered his life, this biography reveals the British king's dismal early years, lively social life, and ascent to the throne at age 59.

July 5, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Princess Diana.

July 4, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 3, 2007 - Added a new index of all the news articles, photos, and videos published on this site (excluding links to other sites). Updated the Frequently Asked Questions page.

July 2, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 1, 2007 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2007.

For information about updates made between January and June 2007, click here.



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