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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 31, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 30, 2008 - Added a book about Elizabeth I.

December 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 27, 2008 - I've revised the Toy Castles page to make it easier to use.

December 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is To Hold the Crown by Jean Plaidy, a novel about England's King Henry VII. This is the first book in Jean Plaidy's Tudor Saga, originally published as "Uneasy Lies the Head."

December 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 20, 2008 - Added a book about Jane Grey and a DVD about Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria.

December 19, 2008 - Added books about Good King Wenceslas and the Magi. Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queene's Christmas by Karen Harper, a mystery novel set in the court of England's Queen Elizabeth I.

December 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 16, 2008 - Added books about the Holy Roman Empire, Caesar, Huizong, Italy, and Syria.

December 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 13, 2008 - Added books about British Royalty, the Old Pretender, and Maluku.

December 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Coupons page with a new coupon code from bookseller Alibris. Added books about Matilda of Flanders, Isabella of France, Catherine of Braganza, and Jacqueline of Hainaut.

The Featured Book of the Week is In Triumph's Wake by Julia P. Gelardi, about royal mothers, their tragic daughters, and the price they paid for glory. Published in November 2008.

December 10, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 9, 2008 - Added books about Katherine Swynford and Henrietta Maria. Updated the Royal News page.

December 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 6, 2008 - Added new books about Alexander the Great, Elizabeth I, Louis IX, Louis XIII, the Maya, Spain, Odysseus, and King Arthur.

December 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page and added books about Richard III.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth, a novel about 15th century English princess Elizabeth of York. Published in December 2008.

December 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2008. Added books about Henry VIII and the Stuarts. Updated the Royal News page.

November 30, 2008 - Added a book about Edward VIII.

November 29, 2008 - Added books about Mary Queen of Scots, Belgium, Britain, and Anglo-Saxons.

November 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Versailles by Tony Spawforth, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous palace. Includes color photos. Published in October 2008.

November 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 25, 2008 - Added books about British Palaces, France, and Assyria. Added a link about Qatar to the Middle East page.

November 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 23, 2008 - You might notice that I've changed some of the content in the site's sidebars. I didn't like the ads that were showing up there recently, so I've removed them for now.

November 22, 2008 - Added books about Ghazi Sultans and Grand Duchess Ella of Russia. Moved the Sweden page to a new location, with two new images.

November 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Faberge's Eggs by Toby Faber. Russia's last two tsars gave Faberge eggs to their wives as Easter presents. This book explains what inspired each egg's design. Published in October 2008.

November 19, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book and DVDs about Royal Jewels.

November 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Augustus and Napoleon. Moved the Norway page to a new location, with a new image.

November 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 16, 2008 - Moved the Denmark page to a new location, with two new images. Added a new book about Faberge Eggs.

November 15, 2008 - Added a mystery novel about the British royal family. Updated the Royal News page.

November 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Doomed Queens by Kris Waldherr, which offers illustrated lives of 50 royal women who met bad ends, from Cleopatra to Princess Diana. Published in October 2008.

November 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 10, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 8, 2008 - Added books about Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth I.

November 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Egypt.

The Book of the Week is Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles by Christian Duvernoi, photos by Francois Halard. To escape the formalities of court, Marie Antoinette created her own private realm. This story is told in photos by François Halard with text by garden expert Christian Duvernois. Published in October 2008.

November 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 4, 2008 - Updated the Coupons page with new coupons from Alibris and PBS. Added books about Richard III, Henry VII, Marguerite of Navarre, and French Royalty.

November 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2008. A large number of links to A&E and History Channel DVDs had stopped working, but I've fixed them.

October 31, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Accident-prone Ruby receives an invitation to tea with the Queen. For children ages 4 to 8. Published in September 2008.

October 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 28, 2008 - Added books about Empress Wu and Henry VII.

October 27, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 25, 2008 - Added books about Princess Grace, Richard II, the Stuarts, Austria-Hungary, and Palaces.

October 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. The Featured Book of the Week is King Hussein of Jordan by Nigel Ashton. The author had unique access to King Hussein's private papers, and also conducted interviews with members of Hussein's circle and family. Published in September 2008.

October 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 21, 2008 - Added books about Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette.

October 20, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 18, 2008 - Added books about Henry VIII, Charles V, and Napoleon.

October 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France by Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri is the Featured Book of the Week. In 1354, the dictator of Rome told Giannino di Guccio, the son of a merchant, that he was in fact the lost heir of King Louis X. Convinced, Giannino set out to prove his identity. Published in September 2008.

October 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

You may have noticed that many of the older pictures on this site are no longer loading properly. This is due to continued problems at PicApp, which provided the photos. I am now working to remove these images from the site, but it will take a while. I apologize for the inconvenience.

The good news is that I've found some new sources of photos. You can see them on the News page now!

October 14, 2008 - Added books about Anglo-Saxons, British Queens, and Ottoman Harems.

October 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 11, 2008 - Added books about Prince Bandar, European Queens, and French Royalty.

October 10, 2008 - I've updated the Royal News page.

The World of Royalty social network has gone private, meaning new members can join by invitation only. This change may be temporary. If you're a member and you're trying to find the network, it's here: http://worldofroyalty.ning.com/

If you're not a member and you want to join, you can contact me and I'll email an invitation to you.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Tsarina's Daughter by Carolly Erickson, a novel about Grand Duchess Tatiana, daughter of the last tsar and tsarina of Russia. Published in September 2008.

October 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 7, 2008 - Added books about Ramses II, the Queen of Sheba, Philip II, Aethelred the Unready, William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, Edward VI, Louis XIV, Queen Victoria, the Taj Mahal, the Visigoths, British Royalty, Cameroon, China, Hawaii, and the United States.

October 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Heretic Queen: A Novel by Michelle Moran. Nefertari is an unimportant princess until she catches the eye of future pharaoh Ramesses the Great. Published in September 2008.

October 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2008. Updated the Royal News page.

September 30, 2008 - Added books about Charles II and Royal Mummies.

September 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 27, 2008 - Added books about French Palaces, the Tower of London, British Royalty, and English Coronations.

September 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory, a novel about a married couple who become jailers of the doomed Mary Queen of Scots. Published in September 2008.

September 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Peter the Great, the Romanovs, and Royal Women.

September 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 21, 2008 - Added books about Nero, Justinian, Napoleon, Castile, China, the Forbidden City, and Japan.

September 20, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 19, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. I'll update it again tomorrow.

The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Jewels by Diana Scarisbrick, Christophe Vachaudez, and Jan Walgrave, a celebration of European royal jewels with over 300 photos. Published in September 2008.

September 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new book about Princes of Wales.

September 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

Due to problems at PicApp, which provides some of the pictures on this site, some photos might not display and/or some pages might not load properly. I apologize for these problems; they should be temporary.

September 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Sorry it took so long! I'll add more news this weekend.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Last Song by Geoff Ryman, a novel about a kidnapped archaeologist who translates an ancient Cambodian manuscript about King Jayavarman VII (1125-1215). Published in September 2008.

September 10, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 9, 2008 - Added books about Nefertiti, Mary Queen of Scots, and the Tudors.

September 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 6, 2008 - Added books about Queen Esther, Cnut, Robert Curthose, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Edward IV, King Faisal, King Hussein, European Queens, Anglo-Saxons, the Tudors, medieval France, Babylonia, and Israel.

September 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes, a novel about Henry VIII's fourth queen, Anne of Cleves, who faced the king's temper and irresponsible passions -- and lived to tell the tale.

September 4, 2008 - Added a site about European Royalty.

September 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 2, 2008 - Added a book about Axel Fersen.

September 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2008.

August 30, 2008 - Added books about Henry VIII, Louis XIV, Princess Eulalia, and Europe. Added links about Spain.

August 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Cleopatra by Joyce Tyldesley. Who was the real Cleopatra? This biography strips away preconceptions about the extraordinary queen. Published in August 2008.

August 27, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 26, 2008 - Added books about Marie Antoinette, Hungary, and Iran.

August 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 23, 2008 - Added books about Saladin, Elizabeth I, and the last Romanovs.

August 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new book about Britain's Prince Harry.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives, a biography that portrays English king Henry VIII's second wife as an intellectual woman who made her way in a man's world by force of education and personality.

August 20, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 19, 2008 - Added books about Cleopatra and Royal Jewels.

August 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 16, 2008 - Added books about Hadrian, Charlemagne, William III, Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and Tzu Hsi.

August 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Weddings by Friederike Haedecke and Julia Melchior, an illustrated look at the pageantry of royal weddings. Published in July 2008.

August 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 12, 2008 - Added books about Buddha, Denmark, Romania, and Europe.

August 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 9, 2008 - Added new books about Edward II, Isabella I, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette, Fergie, and Egyptian Queens.

August 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Bombay Anna by Susan Morgan, a biography of Anna Leonowens, the Victorian governess who was the only foreigner to spend significant time inside the royal harem of Siam (Thailand). Published in July 2008.

August 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 5, 2008 - Added books about Macbeth, Henry VIII, Charles II, Edward VII, British Royalty; Louis XIV, France; King Tut, King Hussein, and Saudi Arabia.

August 4, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2008. Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner, a novel that portrays 16th century Spanish queen Juana of Castile (Joanna the Mad) as a brave, determined woman.

July 30, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Benin, Britain, Canada, India, and Royal History.

July 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Mary I.

July 25, 2008 - The Featured Book of the Week is The First Queen of England by Linda Porter. The daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, Queen Mary I became the most hated monarch in English history. Published in July 2008.

Note: I am out of town for a few days, so the news page probably won't be updated again until Monday. Sorry for the delay!

July 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new book about Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

July 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Hadrian.

July 19, 2008 - Added books about Tewodros II and King Tut.

July 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Favorite by Susan Holloway Scott. Novel about Nell Gwyn, who rose from poverty to become an actress, then caught the eye of Britain's King Charles II. Published in July 2008.

July 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 15, 2008 - Added books about Rome and Wales.

July 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 12, 2008 - Added books about Elizabeth I, Anastasia, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, and Japanese Royalty.

July 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Conquistador by Buddy Levy. In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico. In less than two years, he defeated the entire Aztec nation. Published in June 2008.

July 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Cleopatra, Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria, and Royal Women.

July 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 5, 2008 - Added books about Royal Insanity, King Edgar, and Jordan.

July 4, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Red Prince by Timothy Snyder. Biography of Wilhelm von Habsburg, who repudiated his family to fight alongside Ukrainian peasants in hopes that he would become their king. Later he opposed Hitler and Stalin. Published in June 2008.

July 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2008.

June 30, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Britain's Prince Harry, Coburg, and the Romanovs.

June 28, 2008 - Added books about William Rufus and Royal Weddings. Updated the Royal News page.

June 27, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page and added another book about King Arthur.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917 by Lindsey Hughes. Claiming a divine right to reign, the Romanov dynasty shaped history for three centuries. Published in June 2008.

June 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 24, 2008 - Added books about Empress Alexandra, European Palaces, British Royal Dining, and the Ottoman Empire. Added a photo of the last shah of Iran.

June 23, 2008 - Updated the Coupons page with a new coupon code from online bookseller Alibris. Updated the Royal News page.

June 21, 2008 - Added books about Alexander the Great, Empress Eugenie, Pharaohs, Roman Emperors, and Royal Mysteries. Added a photo of the king of Thailand.

June 20, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Affairs by Leslie Carroll, a "lusty romp through the extramarital adventures that rocked the British monarchy." Published in June 2008.

June 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a photo to the Japan page.

June 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Three Kings in Baghdad by Gerald de Gaury. The first king of Iraq, Faisal I, was installed by the British in 1921. The monarchy came to a bloody end in 1958 when royal family members were gunned down.

June 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 10, 2008 - Added books about Joanna the Mad, Katherine Parr, Henrietta Maria, Lord Snowdon, and Egypt. Added a photo of the Taj Mahal.

June 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 7, 2008 - Added books about Mary I, Charles II, and Joanna the Mad.

June 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland, a fictional account of the life of Louise de la Vallière, mistress of France's Louis XIV, the Sun King. Published in June 2008.

June 4, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2008.

Visit the World of Royalty Blog at its new location! (It's still under construction.)

May 31, 2008 - Added a book about Royal Women.

May 30, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Antony & Cleopatra by Patricia Southern, which tells the true story of history's most infamous couple. Published in May 2008.

May 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added Help page for those having trouble viewing some of the news articles on this site.

May 27, 2008 - Added a book about Mongolia.

May 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a picture of Pocahontas.

May 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Magnifico by Miles J. Unger, a biography of Lorenzo de' Medici, uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. Published in May 2008.

May 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about native Americans.

May 20, 2008 - Added books about Edward I and the Romanovs.

May 19, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Cleopatra. Added a page about the Mughals.

May 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Pagan by Adrian Murdoch. Roman emperor Julian II (332-363) had an aristocratic Christian upbringing, but later attempted to establish paganism as the faith of the Roman world.

May 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 13, 2008 - Added books about Empress Wu, Jane Shore, and the Habsburgs. Added a picture to the Brazil page.

May 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 10, 2008 - Added a book about Spain.

May 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir, a novel about the early life of England's Queen Elizabeth I. Published in April 2008.

May 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 6, 2008 - Added a photo of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie. Added books about China's First Emperor, Charles II, British royal Love Affairs, Aztecs, Hungary, and Iran.

May 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 4, 2008 - Added photos to the King Tut page. Updated the Royal News page.

May 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Murder of a Medici Princess by Caroline P. Murphy, a biography of Isabella de' Medici (1542-1576), daughter of Duke Cosimo I, ruler of Florence and Tuscany.

May 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in May 2008.

April 30, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 29, 2008 - Added a book about the Carolingians.

April 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 26, 2008 - Added books about Norwegian Kings and British Palaces. Updated the Uganda page with a photo of King Mutesa II of Buganda.

April 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Brief Gaudy Hour, a novel by Margaret Campbell Barnes. In the lush, glittery world of the Tudor court, Anne Boleyn bewitches King Henry VIII, but her swift rise to power becomes her undoing.

April 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new book about Denmark's Princess Mary.

April 22, 2008 - Added books about King Tut, Tuscany, and the Hellenistic Age.

April 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 19, 2008 - Added a page about the Incas & Peru. Added books about Alexander the Great, Caesar, Rome, Maximilian I, and Lorenzo de' Medici.

April 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new expanded section about the Romanov dynasty. (The Romanov section was complicated to reorganize, and it's not quite done yet, so please let me know about any mistakes you find!)

The Featured Book of the Week is The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander, a novel about a member of Russia's doomed Romanov family, Grand Duchess Elizabeth (also known as Ella), who gave up her wealth to become a nun. Published in April 2008.

April 17, 2008 - I can hardly believe it, but the World of Royalty site is 10 years old today. Visit the 10th Anniversary page!

April 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a link about Marie Antoinette.

April 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added more info about Swaziland.

April 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Imperial Masquerade by Grant Hayter-Menzies. This is the first biography of Princess Der Ling, lady-in-waiting to China's Dowager Empress Cixi. Includes never-before-seen photographs. Published in March 2008.

April 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 8, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Cleopatra and Alexander the Great.

April 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 5, 2008 - Added books about Elizabeth Woodville, George III, Anna Leonowens, Aztecs, Corsica, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Naples, and Portugal.

April 4, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger, a novel about King Henry VIII's sister Mary, who defied him by choosing her own second husband. Published in April 2008.

April 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Heraldry.

April 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2008. Updated the Royal News page. Added a photo to the Korea page.

March 31, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page and added some books about Royal Courts.

March 30, 2008 - Added the DVD of the first season of the popular television series The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a sexy young King Henry VIII.

Note: If you're a U.S. resident, you can currently download any of the episodes of the first season of "The Tudors" from Amazon. (Be aware that the show contains violence, sexual content, and nudity.)

For more DVDs, videos, and books about Henry VIII and his wives, click here.

March 29, 2008 - Added a book about Louis XIV. Updated the Botswana page with two photos.

March 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Palace of Illusions: A Novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, a retelling of India's Mahabharata epic from a princess's point of view. Published in February 2008.

March 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 25, 2008 - Updated the Bhutan page with a list of Bhutan's kings. Added books about Scottish Palaces and European Royalty.

March 24, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Coupons page with a new coupon for online bookseller Alibris.

March 23, 2008 - Added a new page about Libya.

March 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Marie-Thérèse, Child of Terror by Susan Nagel, which examines the fate of Marie Antoinette's daughter. Published in March 2008.

March 19, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Belgium page with a list of Belgian kings. Made a number of changes to the Hawaii page.

March 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Cleopatra, Pharaohs, and the Romanovs. Updated the Diana page with a photo of Princess Diana.

March 17, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Tonga page with a list of Tonga's monarchs.

March 15, 2008 - Added a Monaco Royal News page. Updated the Ghana page with a photo. Added books about Constantine, Josephine, and British Royalty.

March 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith, a novel about Margaret of York, a 15th century English princess who married Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Published in February 2008.

March 12, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 11, 2008 - Added books about James I, Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex, and Buddha. Added a photo of King Hamad to the Bahrain page. Updated the Saudi Arabia page with a list of Saudi kings.

March 10, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 8, 2008 - Added new books about Elizabeth I, Medieval England, and Medieval France. Updated the Royal News page. Added a Swedish Royal News page. Added a photo of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to the Brunei page.

March 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Royal Discord by Veronica Baker-Smith. King George II is almost forgotten, but his long reign established the House of Hanover in Britain. This book tells the story of the king and his remarkable family. Published in February 2008.

March 5, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a Norwegian Royal News page.

March 4, 2008 - Added books about King Stephen, Henry VIII's sister Mary, King Hussein, King Tut's Tomb, and Ireland. Added a Japanese Royal News page and a Jordanian Royal News page.

March 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a Thailand Royal News page.

March 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Morocco page with an image of King Hassan II. Added a new Spanish Royal News page.

March 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2008.

February 29, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. This is a novel about Anne Boleyn's sister Mary, who was King Henry VIII's mistress before Anne caught his eye. I found this book quite entertaining -- a real page-turner.

February 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 27, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 26, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Britain's King George II. Updated the Luxembourg page with an image of Grand Duke Henri.

February 25, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Cleopatra.

February 24, 2008 - Added a new Dutch Royal News page.

February 23, 2008 - Added a new Danish Royal News page! Added books about Spain, Austria-Hungary, and Mercia.

February 22, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Coupons page with more new coupon codes from online bookseller Alibris.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Princess by Matthew Dennison, a biography of Queen Victoria's devoted youngest child, Princess Beatrice. Published in March 2008.

February 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page and the FAQs page.

February 20, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 19, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added the DVD of the Concert for Diana, and books about Portuguese Royalty and Indian emperor Akbar.

February 18, 2008 - I've updated the Coupons & Deals page (finally) with a new coupon code from online bookseller Alibris.

February 17, 2008 - The Royalty.nu site's Home Page has a new look! I hope you'll enjoy it.

By the way, if you miss the boldface type that used to be on this page, you can go to your browser's "View" menu and choose "Text Size" for the option to make the text larger. Some people will find this more readable. You can reduce the text size in the same way.

February 16, 2008 - Added new books about Princess Der Ling, Napoleon I, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, Burma, and the Byzantine Empire.

February 15, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Wu Zhao: China's Only Female Emperor by N. Harry Rothschild. This is a biography of Wu Zhao, who improbably rose from fifth-ranked concubine to emperor. Published in January 2008.

February 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 12, 2008 - Added books about royalty in India and Indonesia.

February 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 10, 2008 - I've updated this site's Search feature. You can now search not only the main Royalty.nu site, but also the message board and the World of Royalty Blog.

February 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. It (like the page you're now reading) has a new look, part of an overall site redesign I'm working on -- I hope you like it!

Added books about Egyptian Queens, Isabella I, Mary I, Mary Queen of Scots, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, and the French Revolution.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza by Jean Plaidy, a novel about the wife of Britain's King Charles II.

February 7, 2008 - I've added a new Community page!

February 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 5, 2008 - Added books about Attila the Hun, Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon, and Leopold II.

February 4, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 1, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2008.

The Featured Book of the Week is Was Napoleon Poisoned? by Peter Haugen. Who was the real King Arthur? What made George III insane? What or who killed King Tut? Explore royal history's unsolved mysteries. Published in January 2008.

January 30, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 29, 2008 - Added a book about Charlemagne and King George IV.

January 28, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 26, 2008 - Added books about China, Ireland, the Middle East, and the Mahabharata. Updated the Royal News page.

January 25, 2008 - Added a novel about Henry VIII. Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz, a fictionalized look at the difficult lives of Japan's empress and crown princess. Published in January 2008.

January 23, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 22, 2008 - Added books about the Ottoman Empire.

January 21, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book and links about the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

January 19, 2008 - Added a book about Ramses II.

January 18, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Japanese Royalty.

The Featured Book of the Week is Omai: The Prince Who Never Was by Richard Connaughton. When a handsome Tahitian prince visited England in 1774, he became a celebrity. However, he was not really a prince (or even a Tahitian). Published in December 2007.

January 17, 2008 - The message board has moved to a new location:

January 16, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 15, 2008 - Added books about Caesar, Justinian, Rome, and Alexander the Great.

January 14, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 13, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 12, 2008 - Added books about Russian Royalty and the Byzantine Empire.

January 11, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine. As a girl, the author dreamed of marrying into the British royal family. Later she moved to London, met Princess Anne, and partied with the Duchess of York, but life wasn't the Hugh Grant movie she hoped it would be. Published in January 2008.

January 9, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Princess Diana.

January 8, 2008 - Added books about Queen Victoria, Margaret of York, Macbeth, Genghis Khan, and the Maya. Added books and links about Byzantine Empresses.

January 7, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 6, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 4, 2008 - The new Featured Book of the Week is Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford by Julia Fox, a biography of the woman who played an important role in the downfalls of two of Henry VIII's wives. Published in December 2007.

January 3, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 2, 2008 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Henry VIII.

The RSS feed for this Updates page is proving unreliable and difficult to manage, so I have decided to discontinue the feed. Of course, you can still find out what's new on the World of Royalty website by visiting this page!

January 1, 2008 - Happy New Year! I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in January 2008. Also updated the Royal News page.

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