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December 29, 2009 - Added books about James III and Elizabeth II. I'm not able to update the Royal News page right now, but should be able to do it this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

December 28, 2009 - Added DVDs about Bhutan.

December 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is This Time by Joan Szechtman. In this time travel story, England's King Richard III travels to the 21st century and tries to undo the damage done to his reputation through 500 years of history. Published in December 2009.

December 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 21, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Elizabeth I.

December 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is High Society by Donald Spoto, a biography of actress Grace Kelly, who married Monaco's Prince Rainier. Published in November 2009.

December 16, 2009 - Added books about Peter the Great, Sophia of Hanover, Queen Victoria, Alexander the Great, Egypt, France, and Rome.

December 15, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 14, 2009 - Added a DVD about Prince Charles.

December 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Knight Errant by Christopher Wilkins, a biography of Sir Edward Woodville, who carved out an important role for himself in 15th century England. Published in December 2009.

December 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 8, 2009 - Added new books about Roman Britain, Alfred the Great, Richard III, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Parr, Elizabeth I, James I, Marie Antoinette, European Royal Scandals, Iran, Prussia, Saudi Arabia, and World Royalty.

December 7, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

December 4, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Gambling Man by Jenny Uglow, about Britain's King Charles II. His grand court and colorful sex life were on display, but his true intentions lay hidden. Published in November 2009.

December 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in December 2009. Updated the Royal News page.

November 30, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Iran's Qajar dynasty and modern Indian royalty.

November 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor, a biography of King Mithridates VI of Pontus, who was an enemy of the Roman Empire and a master of poisons. Published in October 2009.

November 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. I've also reorganize the Americas book section by continent to make things easier to find (I hope).

November 24, 2009 - Added books about Constantine and Henry V.

November 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives, a biography of the 16th century teenager who was briefly the queen of England. Published in October 2009.

November 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 17, 2009 - Added books about Alexander the Great, the Battle of Hastings, the Wars of the Roses, the Meiji Restoration, the Ptolemies, the Tudors, and France.

November 16, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Austrian empress Maria Theresa.

November 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Lady Queen by Nancy Goldstone, a biograhy of notorious 14th century monarch Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily. Published in October 2009.

November 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 10, 2009 - Added books about Anglo-Saxon Royal Saints, Richard III, and Edward Woodville.

November 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 8, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queen Mother by William Shawcross, the official biography of Britain's Queen Mother, based on her personal papers. Published in October 2009.

November 4, 2009 - Updated the Coupons page with new coupon codes from online bookseller Alibris. Updated the Royal News page.

November 3, 2009 - Added books about Louis the Pious, Henry VIII, Mary I, and the Habsburgs.

November 2, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

November 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in November 2009.

October 30, 2009 - Updated the Coupons page with a new History Channel coupon for a free Catherine the Great DVD (with purchase). This is a limited offer and I don't know when it ends.

I've also updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is World Royal Families by Edward Riley, Sandra Forty, and Judith Millidge, which offers an overview of all monarchies since 1900. Published in September 2009.

October 28, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 27, 2009 - Added books about the Trojan War, Medieval England, Japanese Royalty, and Korea.

October 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel. Thomas Cromwell earns King Henry VIII's favor, but what will be the price of his triumph? Winner of the 2009 Booker Prize for Fiction.

October 21, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 20, 2009 - Added books about Charles II, Napoleon, Roman Emperors, and Ming China.

October 19, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 16, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda de Lisle, which tells the tragic story of Lady Jane Grey, the Tudor-era teenager who was queen of England for nine days, and her sisters, Mary and Katherine. Published in October 2009.

October 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 13, 2009 - Added new books about Anne Boleyn, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Princess Grace.

October 12, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about the UAE.

The Featured Book of the Week is City of Gold by Jim Krane, which takes a look at the history of Dubai (one of the United Arab Emirates) and its ruling family. Published in September 2009.

October 7, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 6, 2009 - Added books about Alfred the Great, Edward III, Henry V, Elizabeth I, Iran, Japan, and the Middle East.

October 5, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Dubai.

October 2, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is 1536: The Year That Changed Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb. In 1536, English king Henry VIII met many failures that turned him into a different man who transformed his nation. Published in October 2009.

October 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2009.

September 30, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Henry VIII, Edward VII, Assyria, Nepal, and World Royalty.

September 28, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Moscow: Splendours of the Romanovs by Brigitte De Montclos, an exhibition catalogue that recreates the magnificence of Russian court life. Published in September 2009.

September 24, 2009 - Added a book about the Plantagenets.

September 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 21, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Queens Consort by Lisa Hilton, about the 20 women who were crowned queen of England between 1066 and 1503. Published in September 2009.

September 16, 2009 - Added books about Charles the Bold and updated the Royal News page.

September 15, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Borgias.

September 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 12, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick, a novel about William Marshal, a medieval knight who is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of English queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Published in September 2009.

September 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 8, 2009 - Added books about Boudica, the real Dracula, Mehmet II, Arthur Tudor, Jane Grey, the Queen Mother, the Maya, and Naples.

September 7, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 4, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Secret Wife of Louis XIV by Veronica Buckley, a biography of Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon. Published in September 2009.

NOTE for Opera users: I've noticed that the news ticker on the site's homepage doesn't work in the Opera browser. I don't know why that is, but I'm trying to figure it out.

September 2, 2009 - Updated the Fergie FAQ section. Added a book about Libya. Updated the Royal News page.

September 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2009. Updated the Royal News page.

Added books about King Gesar, King Tut's Tomb, Mithridates VI, Genghis Khan, Elizabeth of York, the Bourbons, Catherine Howard, King Philip's War, Louis XVI, Louis XVII, Aragon, France, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Royal History, and Guinevere.

August 31, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Elizabeth of Bohemia and Indian Palaces.

August 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 28, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Little Red's Autumn Adventure by Sarah, Duchess of York; illustrated by Sam Williams. Little Red and her friends help two lost mice in this picture book for children ages 4 to 8. Published in August 2009. (The author is the ex-wife of Britain's Prince Andrew.)

August 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Indian Palaces and James VI and I.

August 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Crusades.

August 21, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Thutmose III by Richard A. Gabriel, a military biography of Egypt's greatest warrior king. Published in July 2009.

August 19, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Romanovs.

August 18, 2009 - Added books Alexander the Great, Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian, Napoleon, Anastasia, the Romanovs, and World History. Updated the Royal News page.

August 17, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Liechtenstein.

August 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Jane Seymour by Elizabeth Norton, a biography of English king Henry VIII's third wife, whose meekness hid a ruthless streak. Published in July 2009.

August 12, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Nefertiti and Mary I.

August 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 7, 2009 - Added books about Nefertiti, King Tut, and Anglo-Saxons. Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Daisy by Sushila Anand, a biography of the Countess of Wawick, mistress of Britain's future King Edward VII.

August 5, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 4, 2009 - Added new books about King Tut, Cleopatra, Elizabeth of York, Mary Queen of Scots, Madame de Maintenon, the Angevins, Nepal, Scotland, and Transylvania.

August 3, 2009 - Added a book about Elizabeth Woodville. Updated the Coupons page with new coupon codes from Alibris. Updated the Royal News page.

August 2, 2009 - I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August. (I apologize for forgetting to update the page yesterday!)

July 31, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis, a novel about Catherine de Medici. Published in July 2009.

July 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 28, 2009 - Added books about Charles I and Prince Charles. Some articles on this site are currently unavailable due to problems at Scribd, which hosts the articles. This issue should be resolved soon.

July 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a documentary about the king of Swaziland.

July 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Queen Elizabeth II edited by Elizabeth Roberts, a collection of photos taken by members of the Press Association over a period of 80 years.

July 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page and updated the links list on the Dutch Royalty page.

July 21, 2009 - Added a book about the Terracotta Army. Updated the Coupons page with new coupon codes from online bookseller Alibris.

July 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 17, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Princess Found by Sarah Culberson and Tracy Trivas. Raised in the United States, Sarah Culberson was surprised to learn that she was related to a ruling family in Sierra Leone. Published in July 2009.

July 15, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Diana and Fergie. Added a new page about Kuwait.

July 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Henry VIII: Man & Monarch edited by David Starkey and Susan Doran. This is a catalogue for a British Library exhibition, with color illustrations of all 250 exhibits and contributions from scholars. Published in June 2009.

July 8, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 7, 2009 - Added books about St Edmund, the Wars of the Roses, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots.

July 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 5, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 3, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Prinny and His Pals by Tom Ambrose, about British king George IV (known for years as the Prince Regent) and his gift for friendship. Published in June 2009.

July 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 30, 2009 - Added books about British Royal Mistresses and Elizabeth I. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2009.

June 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Mistresses of Henry VIII by Kelly Hart. Looking good was not enough to attract King Henry VIII. His mistresses had to be special to keep his interest. Published in June 2009.

June 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 23, 2009 - Added books about Ireland, Sierra Leone, and Africa.

June 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 19, 2009 - The Featured Book of the Week is Eleanor of Aquitaine by Ralph V. Turner, a biography focuses on primary sources, including documents not previously accessible to scholars. Published in June 2009.

June 17, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 16, 2009 - Added books about Jane Seymour and Egyptian Pharaohs.

June 15, 2009 - Added new books about Henry VIII and Napoleon. Updated the Royal News page.

June 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 12, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Alexander the Great, a collection of essays edited by Waldemar Heckel and Lawrence A. Tritle.

June 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 9, 2009 - Added a book about Princess Diana.

June 8, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 5, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Secret Alchemy: A Novel by Emma Darwin, which tells the story of the Princes in the Tower through the eyes of their mother and two other people. Published in June 2009.

June 3, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 2, 2009 - Added books about Thutmose III, Louis the Pious, Catherine de Medici, Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, Charles II, and Elizabeth II. Updated the Royal News page.

June 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2009. Updated the Royal News page.

May 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Kate Middleton by Claudia Joseph, a biography of Prince William's long-time girlfriend (and rumored bride-to-be). Published in April 2009.

May 28, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Indian royalty.

May 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about William I, the Fifth Crusade, Richard III, Henry VIII, the Tudors, George IV, Edward VII, and Hungary.

May 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about the Sikh Empire.

May 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C. M. Mayo, an historical novel about the short, tragic reign of Emperor Maximilian of Published in May 2009.

May 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 19, 2009 - Added books about Augustus, Catherine of Valois, and Napoleon.

May 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 15, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Empire of the Sikhs by Patwant Singh and Jyoti M. Rai. One of the most powerful and charismatic Indian rulers of the early 19th century, Ranjit Singh unified the warring chiefdoms of the Punjab. Published in April 2009.

May 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 12, 2009 - Added books about Henry VIII, Eastern Jewel, and Egypt.

May 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Richard III.

May 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 8, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury by Hazel Pierce. Niece of Edward IV and Richard III, Margaret Pole was executed by her relative Henry VIII. Published in April 2009.

May 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 5, 2009 - Added books about Boadicea, Eleanor of Aquitaine, the Princes in the Tower, Henry VIII, King Arthur, European Queens, and French Royalty.

May 4, 2009 - Update the Coupons page with new coupon codes from bookseller Alibris. Updated the Royal News page.

May 2, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in May 2009. Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Century of Lao Royalty by Grant Evans, which offers history, rare photographs, short essays, and excerpts from newspapers and letters. Published in April 2009.

April 30, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 29, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 28, 2009 - Added books about Tudor Palaces and Knossos.

April 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 25, 2009 - Added more books about Genealogy.

April 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is A Great and Terrible King by Marc Morris, a biography of Britain's formidable King Edward I. Published in April 2009.

April 22, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 21, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Charles V, Native American royalty, Rome, Egypt, and Cleopatra.

April 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 17, 2009 - The World of Royalty is eleven years old today!

I've updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden. Stalked by enemies, Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan leads his horsemen beyond their known world. This is a sequel to Genghis: Birth of an Empire and Genghis: Lords of the Bow. Published in March 2009.

April 15, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Mexico and Kate Middleton.

April 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Emperor's Last Campaign by Emilio Ocampo. After Napoleon's defeat, his supporters contemplated a new empire in the Americas. The plot was encouraged by the fallen emperor himself. Published in March 2009.

April 8, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 7, 2009 - Added new books about Queen Victoria, Henry V, British Royalty, King Tut, Marguerite of Navarre, the Qing dynasty, Royal Women, and Palaces.

April 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 3, 2009 - The Featured Book of the Week is King's Fool by Margaret Campbell Barnes, a novel about a court jester who witnesses the rise and fall of Henry VIII's six queens.

I've also updated the Royal News page and added a book about European royal diseases.

April 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2009. Updated the Royal News page.

March 31, 2009 - Updated the Coupons page with new coupon codes from online bookseller Alibris. Added books about Dracula, Kate Middleton, Andorra, France, Laos, and the Caliphate.

March 30, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Balochistan and Henry VIII.

The Featured Book of the Week is Figures in Silk by Vanora Bennett, a novel about Jane Shore, mistress of 15th century English king Edward IV, and her sister. Published in March 2009.

March 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 24, 2009 - Added books about Alexander the Great and Edward I.

March 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 20, 2009 - The Tudor Queens of England by David Loades is the Featured Book of the Week. From Elizabeth of York to Elizabeth I, this book explores the lives of England's colorful, dramatic Tudor queens. Published in March 2009.

I've also updated the Royal News page.

March 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 17, 2009 - Added books about Shah Jahan, Margaret Pole, and Pharaohs.

March 16, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 15, 2009 - Added a book about Thomas More. Updated the Royal News page. I'll do a more thorough update tomorrow.

March 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith, a novel about an illegitimate daughter of England's King Edward IV who tries to learn the fate of her missing half brothers, the Princes in the Tower. Published in March 2009.

March 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 10, 2009 - Added books about Henry VIII.

March 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a DVD about British royalty.

March 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Bloody White Baron by James Palmer, which tells the story of a 20th century Russian nobleman who became the last khan of Mongolia. Published in February 2009.

March 4, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 3, 2009 - Added books about Princess Diana, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, James II, English Royal Tombs, King Tut, Louis XI, Queen Christina, and Cambodia.

March 2, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2009.

February 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire by Flora Fraser, a biography of Napoleon's favorite sister. Published in February 2008.

February 25, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page, and added new books about Ranjit Singh, American Palaces, Royal Postcards, and Denmark.

February 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Mongolia and Florence.

February 20, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen by Pat Southern, a biography of the third century Syrian queen who dared to challenge the authority of Rome. Published in January 2009.

February 18, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 17, 2009 - Added books Cleopatra and Mark Antony and Henry VIII.

February 16, 2009 - Added a new book about Russian Pretenders. Updated the Royal News page.

February 13, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson. Lady-in-waiting Jane Popyngcourt catches the eye of young King Henry VIII, but gives her heart to another man. Published in February 2009. This is the first novel in Emerson's "Secrets of the Tudor Court" series.

February 12, 2009 - Updated the Frequently Asked Questions page.

February 11, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 10, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Napoleon, Catherine the Great, and Japan.

February 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new book about Genghis Khan.

February 6, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Georgia.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Days of the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport, which describes the final 13 days in the lives of Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family. Published in February 2009.

February 4, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 3, 2009 - Added new books about English Queens, Tudor Queens, Katherine Howard, Katherine Parr, and Cleopatra. Added movies about King Henry VIII.

February 2, 2009 - Added new books about Royal Jewels, King Chulalongkorn, Shah Abbas, Perkin Warbeck, Elizabeth I, George III, Genghis Khan, King David, King Arthur, and Mali. Updated the Royal News page.

February 1, 2009 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2009.

January 30, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added new books about Charles II, British Royalty, and British Royal Travel.

The Featured Book of the Week is Mistress of the Monarchy by Alison Weir, a biography of Katherine Swynford, mistress and eventual wife of King Edward III's son John of Gaunt. Published in January 2009.

January 28, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 27, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 26, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 24, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Saladin. Gave the Royal Magazines page a much-needed update.

January 23, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Life and Times of the Shah by Gholam Reza Afkhami, a biography of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled from 1941 to 1979 as the last monarch of Iran. Published in January 2009.

January 21, 2009 - I'm taking a few days off, but will resume updating the site soon, probably on January 23. See you then!

January 20, 2009 - Added books about Alexander II and the Byzantine Empire.

January 19, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 16, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Coupons page with a new History Channel coupon.

The Featured Book of the Week is Prince Eddy by Andrew Cook, a biography of British king Edward VII's scandalous eldest son, Prince Albert Victor, whose sudden death in 1892 led to rumors that he was murdered.

January 14, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 13, 2009 - Added a book about Louis XIV and the British Monarchy.

January 12, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 10, 2009 - Added new books about Cleopatra, Esther, Edward IV, the Tudors, Anne Boleyn, Napoleon, Prince Charles, the last Shah of Iran, and Ireland.

I also updated the Royal News page.

January 9, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase. In this historical novel, a lady-in-waiting tries to learn why she is the mirror image of Queen Elizabeth I. Published in December 2008.

January 7, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 6, 2009 - Added new books about Henry VIII and Castile.

January 5, 2009 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 3, 2009 - Updated the Royal Costumes page.

January 2, 2009 - I've updated the Royal News page and added a book about Emperor Bokassa.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy, a novel about Anne Neville, wife of England's King Richard III.

January 1, 2009 - Happy New Year! I've updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in January 2009.

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