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Product Description: Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned king. In choosing the woman he loved over his royal birthright, Edward shook the monarchy to its foundations...read more
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9780241196410 | Penguin Uk, September 28, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December.

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Product Description: Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since. But in this exciting, thoroughly researched volume a different view of Henry emerges: a multidimensional ruler of great piety, a hands-on governor who introduced a radically new conception of England’s European role in secular and ecclesiastical affairs, a composer of music, an art patron, and a dutiful king who fully appreciated his obligations toward those he ruled...read more
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9780300148732 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since.

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In her lauded biography England’s Mistress, Kate Williams painted a vivid and intimate portrait of Emma Hamilton, the lover of English national hero Lord Horatio Nelson. Now, with the same keen insight and gift for telling detail, Williams provides a gripping account of Queen Victoria’s rise to the throne and her early years in power—as well as the tragic, little-known story of the princess whose demise made it all possible.    Toward the end of the eighteenth century, monarchies across Europe found themselves in crisis. With mad King George III and his delinquent offspring tarnishing the realm, the English pinned their hopes on the only legitimate heir to the throne: the lovely and prudent Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Prince of Wales and granddaughter of the king. Sadly, those dreams faded when, at age twenty-one, she died after a complicated pregnancy and stillbirth. While a nation grieved, Charlotte’s power-hungry uncles plotted quickly to produce a new heir. Only the Duke of Kent proved successful in his endeavor, with the birth of a girl named Victoria.    Writing with a combination of novelistic flair and historical precision, Williams reveals an energetic and vibrant woman in the prime of her life, while chronicling the byzantine machinations behind Victoria’s struggle to occupy the throne—scheming that continued even after the crown was placed on her head.Upon hearing of the death of her predecessor, King William IV, Victoria—in her bold first act as queen—banished her overambitious mother from the room, a simple yet resolute move that would set the tone for her reign. The queen clashed constantly not only with her mother and her mother’s adviser, the Irish adventurer John Conroy, but with her ministers and even her beloved Prince Albert, all of whom, in one way or another, attempted to seize control from her. By connecting Charlotte’s sad fate to Victoria’s majestic rule, Kate Williams lays bare the passions that swirled around the throne—the court secrets, the sexual repression, and the endless intrigue. The result is a grand and satisfying tale of a woman whose destiny began long before she was born and whose legacy lives on.
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9780345461957 | 1 edition (Ballantine Books, August 10, 2010), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In her lauded biography England’s Mistress, Kate Williams painted a vivid and intimate portrait of Emma Hamilton, the lover of English national hero Lord Horatio Nelson.

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9780345472397 | Ballantine Books, September 20, 2016, cover price $16.00

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9780345521934 | Ballantine Books, August 10, 2010, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: This work offers a new portrayal of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples as a woman of power with weaknesses and ambitions, and analyzes the Queen's actions, from her political choices to her alliance and betrayals. A careful examination of the period (1781-1785) covered by the diary shows that the daily life of the Queen and offers key evidence of her political acumen and her personal relationships...read more
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9783319319865 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 21, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This work offers a new portrayal of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples as a woman of power with weaknesses and ambitions, and analyzes the Queen's actions, from her political choices to her alliance and betrayals.

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Product Description: The Tudor period (1485-1603) is a story of drama, intrigue and tumultuous change but also of triumphs and progress, and it saw the emergence of an English national identity. Four hundred years after the Tudor era ended with the death of Elizabeth I, this extraordinary period in English history still fascinates and captures the public imagination like no other...read more
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9780712357746 | British Library Board, August 15, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Tudor period (1485-1603) is a story of drama, intrigue and tumultuous change but also of triumphs and progress, and it saw the emergence of an English national identity.

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Product Description: This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the “waiting room for the guillotine” because prisoners only spent a day or two here before their conviction and subsequent execution...read more
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9781442254992 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, December 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison.

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Product Description: At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain’s 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country. She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the 53 member Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and head of the armed forces...read more
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9780750966160 | Trafalgar Square, August 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain’s 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country.

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Product Description: Set in an age of intrigue and espionage, this is the story of the greatest manhunt in British history: the quest for retribution upon the traitors who brought about the death of Charles I. When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years...read more
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9781681771687 | Pegasus Books, August 2, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Set in an age of intrigue and espionage, this is the story of the greatest manhunt in British history: the quest for retribution upon the traitors who brought about the death of Charles I.
9781408703274 | Gardners Books, August 28, 2012, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his mission to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years.

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9780349123769 | Abacus, November 1, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years.
9781408703281 | Reprint edition (Little Brown Uk, December 1, 2012), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A blistering narrative of one of the most exciting periods in British history that will appeal to readers of historical fiction and nonfiction alike When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for 30 years.

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Product Description: Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany’s most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d’état in 1152. A leading monarch of the Middle Ages, he legalized the dualism between the crown and the princes that endured until the end of the Holy Roman Empire...read more
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9780300122763 | Yale Univ Pr, July 26, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany’s most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d’état in 1152.

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Product Description: The Stuarts are best known to us today for their court scandals, Civil War and religious turmoil. We all know about the Gunpowder Plot, Charles I's quarrel with Parliament that led to his execution and Charles II's restoration and lively, hedonistic court...read more
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9781445649801 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, July 19, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Stuarts are best known to us today for their court scandals, Civil War and religious turmoil.

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In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into Indian royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, one of the greatest empires of the Indian subcontinent, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond.Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah transformed his estate at Elveden in Suffolk into a Moghul palace, its grounds stocked with leopards, monkeys and exotic birds. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised a genteel aristocratic Englishwoman: presented at court, afforded grace and favor lodgings at Hampton Court Palace and photographed wearing the latest fashions for the society pages. But when, in secret defiance of the British government, she travelled to India, she returned a revolutionary. Sophia transcended her heritage to devote herself to battling injustice and inequality, a far cry from the life to which she was born. Her causes were the struggle for Indian Independence, the fate of the lascars, the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War--and, above all, the fight for female suffrage. She was bold and fearless, attacking politicians, putting herself in the front line and swapping her silks for a nurse’s uniform to tend wounded soldiers evacuated from the battlefields. Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enthralling story of the rise of women and the fall of empire introduces an extraordinary individual and her part in the defining moments of recent British and Indian history.
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9781408835456 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, January 15, 2015, cover price $32.75
9781632860811 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 13, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into Indian royalty.

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9781408835470 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, July 19, 2016, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: 'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth IThe Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task...read more
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9781444782899 | Hodder & Stoughton, July 12, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: 'I do not live in a corner.

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Product Description: A shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history, Margaret Douglas now takes center stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII. Margaret is Henry’s niece, and finds herself in favor with her uncle...read more
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9780750961233 | Trafalgar Square, May 1, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The first history of Henry VIII's beloved niece and one-time heir to the throne, whose life spanned the reign of four Tudor monarchs   This forgotten part of Tudor history is told here for the first time with all the passion and thrill of a novel, but this is no fiction—Henry VIII really did almost hand the throne to his beloved niece.

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9780750966177 | History Pr Ltd, July 1, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history, Margaret Douglas now takes center stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII.

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Product Description: In this wonderful and honest book, former press secretary to the royal family Dickie Arbiter reveals the inner-workings of everyday life in side Buckingham Palace, and what it's really like to be on duty with the Queen. With four decades of experience covering royalty as a journalist and as one of Her Majesty's press secretaries, Dickie Arbiter has had unprecedented access to the inner circle of some of the most intriguing news stories over the years, and is the only royal commentator to have witnessed the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and covered her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees...read more
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9781910536278 | Trafalgar Square, July 1, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In this wonderful and honest book, former press secretary to the royal family Dickie Arbiter reveals the inner-workings of everyday life in side Buckingham Palace, and what it's really like to be on duty with the Queen.

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Product Description: Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history of Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years...read more
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9780750959216 | History Pr Ltd, July 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Why is King Arthur a giant?

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Product Description: This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman Conquest to be created co-ruler in his father’s lifetime...read more
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9780300215519 | Yale Univ Pr, June 28, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This first modern study of Henry the Young King, eldest son of Henry II but the least known Plantagenet monarch, explores the brief but eventful life of the only English ruler after the Norman Conquest to be created co-ruler in his father’s lifetime.

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Product Description: In the latter years of the fourteenth century a child was born, so unimportant that even his exact date of birth is unknown. Yet before his twenty-seventh birthday the turn of fortune’s wheel had brought him the crown of England...read more
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9781445636795 | Amberley Pub Plc, March 19, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In the latter years of the fourteenth century a child was born, so unimportant that even his exact date of birth is unknown.

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9781445655413 | Amberley Pub Plc, June 19, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In the latter years of the fourteenth century a child was born, so unimportant that even his exact date of birth is unknown.

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Product Description: Richard, Duke of York is a man most frequently remembered by history as a pyromaniac who set England alight, his burning ambition and unquenchable desire for the throne igniting the Wars of the Roses. The son of a traitor who inherited a dukedom aged four and became the wealthiest man in England at thirteen, he rebelled against his king, bringing bloody civil war to England...read more
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9781445647449 | Amberley Pub Plc, June 19, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Richard, Duke of York is a man most frequently remembered by history as a pyromaniac who set England alight, his burning ambition and unquenchable desire for the throne igniting the Wars of the Roses.

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Product Description: The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale. Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace (in "Braveheart")...read more
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9781605986845 | Pegasus Books, March 15, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.
9780091796846 | Ill edition (Gardners Books, March 6, 2008), cover price $35.20 | About this edition: This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king – a man born to rule England, who believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain.

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9781681771335 | Pegasus Books, June 7, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.
9780373226689, titled "Montana Secrets" | Harlequin Books, June 1, 2002, cover price $4.50 | also contains Montana Secrets | About this edition: harlequin intrigue novel

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Product Description: Why is Alfred "the Great?" A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identity and pioneered English as a written language. He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives, so we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over 1,000 years ago...read more
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9780750961479 | History Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Why is Alfred "the Great?

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Product Description: His victories have become the touchstone of English nationalism, militarism and imperialism. He was a military genius, yet his megalomania was not in the best interests of his kingdom, let alone the people of France who suffered at his hands...read more
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9780752497631 | History Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: His victories have become the touchstone of English nationalism, militarism and imperialism.

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Product Description: William IV, 'the Sailor King', is best known for his naval career and for living for 20 years with the actress Mrs. Jordan, with whom he had 10 children. Knight's book shows that William was pretty much a disaster in whatever field he found himself.
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9780141977201 | Trafalgar Square, June 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: William IV, 'the Sailor King', is best known for his naval career and for living for 20 years with the actress Mrs.

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Product Description: For 11 years, from his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 until his death in 1701, James II lived in one of the most spectacular baroque palaces in Europe, holding court as a king in exile. This period is almost completely ignored by those writing about James and yet it was the period which set in train the rise in Jacobitism and allowed James to attempt to fashion the opportunity for his comeback as rightful king...read more
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9780750964937 | Trafalgar Square, June 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: For 11 years, from his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 until his death in 1701, James II lived in one of the most spectacular baroque palaces in Europe, holding court as a king in exile.

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Product Description: What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by? This entertaining title in this new series gives an overview of the times and attitudes to "secrets," and what was meant by a "scandal." This book uncovers revelations of royal bedchambers, courts, spies and plots, financial scandals, dynastic tangles, and the exploits of both regal villains and so-called saints...read more
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9781841656878 | History Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by?

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Product Description: Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal to appear in more than 30 years...read more
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9780752498843 | History Pr Ltd, January 1, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal to appear in more than 30 years.

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9780750965354 | History Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal to appear in more than 30 years.

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