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October 10, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory, a novel about lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her cousin Henry VIII.

Added books about Elizabeth I, British Palaces, Diana and Society, and Wilhelm II.

October 9, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 7, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 5, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 3, 2014 - Added books about Haile Selassie, Anne Boleyn, George III, Richard III, Henry V, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Frederick the Great, Herod the Great, and Mongolia.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, a biography of the last king of Oudh (Awadh), who reigned from 1847 to 1856. Published in September 2014.

October 2, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

October 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in October 2014.

September 28, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 26, 2014 - Added books about Chinese Palaces, Jane Grey, Elizabeth I, British Royal Ceremonies, British Royal Recipes, the USA, and Monarchies.

The Featured Book of the Week is Killers of the King by Charles Spencer, which tells the shocking stories of the men who passed a death sentence on Britain's King Charles I. Published in September 2014.

September 25, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 21, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 19, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Inglorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll, which tells true stories of European royal marriages gone wrong. Published in September 2014.

Added books about Caesar, the Wars of the Roses, Ferdinand II, and the Congress of Vienna.

I've also updated the Royal News page.

September 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 14, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

Check out the latest Royal Bestsellers list to find out what Royalty.nu visitors were reading in July and August!

September 12, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is How to Ruin a Queen by Jonathan Beckman, about French queen Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair. Published in September 2014.

Added books about the Black Prince and Henry VIII.

September 11, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

September 9, 2014 - Added a book about Prince Harry.

September 8, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 7, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 5, 2014 - Added books about Hatshepsut, the Normans, Edward I, Edward II, Jane Seymour, Victoria, Isabella I, Philip II, the Visigoths, and Yugoslavia.

The Featured Book of the Week is Princess: More Tears to Cry by Jean Sasson, in which Princess Sultana (a pseudonym for a Saudi royal) speaks frankly about her family. Published in August 2014.

September 4, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

September 1, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

August 31, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in September 2014.

August 30, 2014 - Added books about Saudi Royal Women, the Plantagenets, Britain, and Monarchy.

August 29, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Augustus: First Emperor of Rome by Adrian Goldsworthy, a biography of the emperor who was both generous and ruthless. Published in August 2014.

August 28, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about George III.

August 24, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 22, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Ten States, Five Dynasties, One Great Emperor by Hung Hing Ming, about Chinese emperor Zhao Kuang Yin. Published in August 2014.

Added a book about British Royalty.

August 21, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 17, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 15, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Robert the Bruce by Michael Penman, a biography of the hero king responsible for Scottish independence. Published in August 2014.

Added books about the Song dynasty, Henry VIII, and the Tudors.

August 14, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 10, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 9, 2014 - Added books about Marie Antoinette, Elizabeth I, and the Queen of Sheba.

August 8, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Royal Women of Amarna by Dorothea Arnold, which traces the evolution of the elegant image of Egyptian queen Nefertiti during the reign of her husband, the pharaoh Akhenaten.

August 7, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 5, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 4, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 3, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

August 2, 2014 - Added books about the Tudors, Charles I, Napoleon, George IV, Britain, England, European Royal Marriages, India, and the United States.

August 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in August 2014.

The Featured Book of the Week is Secret Lives of the Tsars by Michael Farquhar, which covers three centuries of betrayal, murder, and madness in Romanov Russia. Published in July 2014.

July 31, 2014 - I am updating the Royal News page.

July 27, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 26, 2014 - Added a book about Ottoman Sultans.

July 25, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Spanish King of the Incas by Ana Maria Lorandi, which explains how a 17th century Spanish man claimed to be a descendent of Inca royalty and rose to power as a king.

July 24, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 23, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 22, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 20, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

July 19, 2014 - Added books about Augustus, the Year of the Four Emperors, and the First World War.

July 18, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Queen Victoria by Matthew Dennison, a biography of the mercurial queen who reinvented the British monarchy. Published in June 2014.

July 17, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

There is an intermittent problem today with Getty images not displaying. (This seems to affect all websites using embedded images from Getty, not just this site.) Sorry for the inconvenience; it probably won't last for very long.

July 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 13, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 12, 2014 - Added a book about Prince Harry.

July 11, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is By the Spear by Ian Worthington, about King Philip II of Macedon, his son Alexander the Great, and the rise and fall of the Macedonian Empire. Published in June 2014.

July 10, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

July 8, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

July 6, 2014 - I am updating the Royal News page.

Check out the list of bestselling royal books for May and June 2014!

July 5, 2014 - Added books about Alfred the Great, Robert the Bruce, Francis I, Victoria, Wilhelm II, Ostrogoths, Poland, and the Crusades.

July 4, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Dirty Bertie by Stephen Clarke, about British king Edward VII's passionate love for France. Published in June 2014.

Added a book about the royal family of Spain.

July 3, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

July 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in July 2014. Also updated the Royal News page.

June 29, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 28, 2014 - Added books about European Royal Marriages, European Royalty & Religion, and the Plantagenets.

June 27, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is 1014 by Morgan Llywelyn, about Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, and the Battle of Clontarf.

I've also updated the Royal News page.

June 26, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 24, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page and posted a Sneak Peek at next month's new royalty books.

June 22, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 21, 2014 - Added a book about the Romanovs.

June 20, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is In the Steps of the Black Prince by Peter Hoskins, which traces the military expedition of England's Prince Edward through France in 1355 and 1356.

June 19, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page and the Spain page.

June 18, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 17, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 14, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a book about Indonesia.

June 13, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Queen Anne by Anne Somerset, a biography of the queen who ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702.

June 12, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 8, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 7, 2014 - Added a new page about the UK. Added new books about Elizabeth I, the Tudors, James II, Queen Anne, Queen Victoria, Edward VII, Elizabeth II, British Royalty, and Russian Tsars.

June 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport, an account of the lives of Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Published in June 2014.

June 5, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 4, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 3, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 2, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

June 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in June 2014. Also updated the Royal News page.

May 31, 2014 - Added books about Elizabeth II and British Queens.

May 30, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Wilhelm II by John C. G. Röhl, which examines the Kaiser's role in the First World War. Published in April 2014.

May 29, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 27, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 26, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 25, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 24, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page and posted a Sneak Peek at June new royalty books.

May 23, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Borgias: The Hidden History by G. J. Meyer, about the hidden history of Italy's sinister Borgia family.

Updated the Royal News page.

May 22, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 21, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 20, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 18, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 17, 2014 - Added books about Alexander the Great.

May 16, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Defending the City of God by Sharan Newman about a queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem. Published in April 2014.

May 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 13, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 11, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a new page about Louis XV.

May 9, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Censoring Queen Victoria by Yvonne M. Ward, about two men who edited Queen Victoria's correspondence and how their decisions influenced perceptions of Victoria. Published in April 2014.

May 8, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

May 4, 2014 - What books were your fellow royal watchers reading in March and April? Check out the latest World of Royalty Royal Bestsellers list.

I am updating the Royal News page.

May 3, 2014 - Added books about Queen Victoria and Danish Royalty.

May 2, 2014 - Added books about Elizabeth I, Charles II, Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Queen of Sheba, Victoria, the Crusades, Korea, and the Seleucid Empire.

The Featured Book of the Week is Pets by Royal Appointment by Brian Hoey, about the British royal family and their animals. Published in April 2014.

May 1, 2014 - Visit the Royal Books page for a list of new royalty books published this month!

April 29, 2014 - I am taking some time off. The site won't be updated much for the next week.

April 27, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 26, 2014 - Added books about Brian Boru, the Hanoverians, English Royal Documents, the Ottoman Empire, and Poland. Updated the Royal News page.

April 25, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie, about the Spanish conquest of Peru and the Inca resistance.

(Update: I've just realized that I already featured this book in 2007, but why not feature it again? It's available in paperback and on Kindle now!)

April 24, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The World of Royalty Message Board is currently unavailable due to problems at ProBoards, which hosts the board. The problem should be resolved soon.

April 23, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 22, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 21, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 20, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 19, 2014 - Added books about Cecily Neville, the Habsburgs, and Israel.

April 18, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Sea & Civilization by Lincoln Paine, a maritime history of the world.

April 17, 2014 - The World of Royalty is sixteen years old!

I've updated the Royal News page.

April 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 13, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 12, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Wales.

April 11, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is The Restoration of Rome by Peter Heather, about contenders for imperial power after the fall of the Roman Empire. Published in March 2014.

April 10, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 8, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 5, 2014 - Added books about Hatshepsut, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Richard I, Charles I, and the Normans.

April 4, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Vikings: Life and Legend, which explores Viking culture from a global perspective. Published in March 2014.

April 3, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

April 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in April 2014.

March 30, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 29, 2014 - Added books about the Borgias, World War I, Chinese Palaces, Britain, the Maya, and Russia.

March 28, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline, about the Sea Peoples invasion of Egypt in 1177 B.C. and the resulting decline of Bronze Age kingdoms. Published in March 2014.

March 27, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 25, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 23, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 22, 2014 - Added books about Ramses III, Brian Boru, Isabel I, Wilhelm II, and Scandinavia.

March 21, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Faisal I of Iraq by Ali A. Allawi, a biography of the man who was Iraq's king from 1921 until 1933. Published in March 2014.

March 20, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 18, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 16, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 15, 2014 - Added books about the Roman Empire, Vikings, and Napoleon.

March 14, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Rebellion by Tim Harris, about the reigns of Britain's James VI and Charles I. Published in March 2014.

March 13, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 11, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 9, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 8, 2014 - Here's my list of Bestselling Royalty Books for January and February 2014!

March 7, 2014 - The Featured Book of the Week is Blood Royal by Eric Jager, about the 1407 murder of Louis of Orléans, brother of French king Charles VI. Published in February 2014.

March 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 4, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about Canada.

March 2, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

March 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in March 2014. Also added new books about Queen Victoria, Prince Charles, the Anglo-Saxons, the Lancastrians, the Princes in the Tower, Britain, French king Henry III, Louis XIV, the Crusades, and the Balkans.

February 28, 2014 - I added new books about George, Duke of Clarence; Henry VIII; and Iraq. I've also updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queen's Vow by C. W. Gortner, a novel about the early years of Spain's warrior queen Isabella I.

February 26, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 23, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 22, 2014 - Added books about Indian Royalty, Canada, and Florence.

February 21, 2014 - I am updating the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Rise of the Tudors by Chris Skidmore, about the family that rose from obscurity to the throne of England. Published in January 2014.

February 19, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 16, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 15, 2014 - Added books about Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and the Daughters of Nicholas II.

February 14, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added books about the Inquisition.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Queen's Bed by Anna Whitelock, about English queen Elizabeth I's personal quarters and the women who patrolled them. Published in February 2014.

February 12, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 10, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 8, 2014 - Added books about Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Caroline of Ansbach, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Japan. Updated the Royal News page.

February 7, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Woodvilles by Susan Higginbotham, about the family of King Edward IV's wife, Elizabeth Woodville, and the Wars of the Roses. Published in January 2014.

February 5, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

February 3, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

February 1, 2014 - Updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books published in February 2014. Added books about ancient Persia, the Angevins, Edward I, and the Stuarts.

January 31, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Mystery of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley, a biography of Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter. Published in December 2013.

January 29, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

January 27, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 25, 2014 - Added books about Charles VI (France), Louis XIV, Charles II (Britain), Kate Middleton, and Palaces.

Here's a sneak peek at next month's new royalty books!

January 24, 2014 - I am updating the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Emperor Huizong by Patricia Buckley Ebrey, a biography of the Chinese emperor, who ascended the throne in 1100 AD. Published in December 2013.

January 22, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page. Added a documentary about Queen Victoria.

January 20, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 18, 2014 - Added a book about the Tudors.

January 17, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, which offers mini-biographies of dozens of ruthless princesses. Published in November 2013.

January 15, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 13, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 11, 2014 - Added books about Edward VII, Kate Middleton, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth.

January 10, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Diary of Olga Romanov translated by Helen Azar, the first English translation of the wartime diaries of the eldest daughter of Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II. Published in October 2013.

January 8, 2014 - I'm updating the Royal News page.

January 6, 2014 - Updated the Royal News page.

January 4, 2014 - Added new books about Henry VIII; Elizabeth I; Mary, Queen of Scots; Queen Victoria; British Royalty; the Maya; and the Vikings.

January 3, 2014 - I am updating the Royal News page.

The Featured Book of the Week is The Heir Apparent by Jane Ridley, a biography of Britain's playboy king Edward VII.

January 1, 2014 - Happy New Year! I am feeling better, and will resume updating the Royal News page today. I've also updated the Royal Books page with new royalty books pulished in January 2014.

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