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She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she suffered from crippling arthritis; by the time she became Queen she was a virtual invalid) and living through seventeen miscarriages, stillbirths, and premature births in seventeen years. By the end of her comparatively short twelve-year reign, Britain had emerged as a great power; the succession of outstanding victories won by her general, John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, had humbled France and laid the foundations for Britain’s future naval and colonial supremacy. While the Queen’s military was performing dazzling exploits on the continent, her own attention—indeed her realm—rested on a more intimate conflict: the female friendship on which her happiness had for decades depended and which became for her a source of utter torment. At the core of Anne Somerset’s riveting new biography, published to great acclaim in England (“Definitive”—London Evening Standard; “Wonderfully pacy and absorbing”—Daily Mail), is a portrait of this deeply emotional, complex bond between two very different women: Queen Anne—reserved, stolid, shrewd; and Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, wife of the Queen’s great general—beautiful, willful, outspoken, whose acerbic wit was equally matched by her fearsome temper.             Against a fraught background—the revolution that deposed Anne’s father, James II, and brought her to power . . . religious differences (she was born Protestant—her parents’ conversion to Catholicism had grave implications—and she grew up so suspicious of the Roman church that she considered its doctrines “wicked and dangerous”) . . . violently partisan politics (Whigs versus Tories) . . . a war with France that lasted for almost her entire reign . . . the constant threat of foreign invasion and civil war—the  much-admired historian, author of Elizabeth I (“Exhilarating”—The Spectator; “Ample, stylish, eloquent”—The Washington Post Book World), tells the extraordinary story of how Sarah goaded and provoked the Queen beyond endurance, and, after the withdrawal of Anne’s favor, how her replacement, Sarah’s cousin, the feline Abigail Masham, became the ubiquitous royal confidante and, so Sarah whispered to growing scandal, the object of the Queen's sexual infatuation. To write this remarkably rich and passionate biography, Somerset, winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, has made use of royal archives, parliamentary records, personal correspondence and previously unpublished material. Queen Anne is history on a large scale—a revelation of a centuries-overlooked monarch.
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9780307962881 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 15, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain.

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9780804171601 | Vintage Books, October 7, 2014, cover price $17.95

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9781486219407 | Mp3 una edition (Bolinda Audio, September 9, 2014), cover price $9.99

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9781478956648 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 9, 2014), cover price $90.99

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son’s regents and placed herself as the true source of power—governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials...read more
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9780307271600 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 29, 2013, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable BookEmpress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history.

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9780307456700 | Anchor Books, September 9, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng’s numerous concubines.

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9781478956679 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 9, 2014), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: Michel Marc Bouchard’s latest play tells the story of Queen Christina of Sweden, who wreaked havoc throughout northern Europe in the middle of the seventeenth century. An enigmatic monarch, a flamboyant and unpredictable intellectual, a woman eager for knowledge, and a feminist before her time, Christina reigned over an empire she hoped to make the most sophisticated in all of Europe...read more
By Linda Gaboriau (trans)
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9780889228986 | Talonbooks Ltd, September 9, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Michel Marc Bouchard’s latest play tells the story of Queen Christina of Sweden, who wreaked havoc throughout northern Europe in the middle of the seventeenth century.

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Product Description: The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life...read more
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9781455549832 | Grand Central Pub, September 9, 2014, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor.

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9780306823558 | Da Capo Pr, September 2, 2014, cover price $26.99

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9781626862357 | Thunder Bay Pr, September 1, 2014, cover price $24.95

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9781782491606 | Cico Books, October 1, 2014, cover price $24.95

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By Derek Perkins (narrator)
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9781494534165, titled "Augustus: First Emperor of Rome: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 26, 2014), cover price $131.99

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By Derek Perkins (narrator)
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9781494554163 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 26, 2014), cover price $39.99
9781494504168 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 26, 2014), cover price $59.99

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Product Description: Caesar Augustus’ story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar...read more
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9780300178722 | Yale Univ Pr, August 26, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Caesar Augustus’ story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success.

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Product Description: Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage...read more
By Catherine Byers (narrator)
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9781491532843 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 19, 2014), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth.
9781491532829 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 19, 2014), cover price $14.99

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9781909741119 | Royal Collection Pubns, September 15, 2014, cover price $19.95

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By Derek Perkins (narrator)
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9781494534158, titled "Caesar: Life of a Colossus: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 12, 2014), cover price $131.99

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9781400062553 | Random House Inc, December 3, 2013, cover price $35.00

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9780812972634 | Random House Inc, August 12, 2014, cover price $20.00

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By Derek Perkins (narrator)
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9781494554156 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 12, 2014), cover price $39.99
9781494504151 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 12, 2014), cover price $59.99

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9781849545471 | Consortium Book Sales & Dist, August 1, 2014, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: A history of England through the eyes of one its most famous and powerful families, the DevonshiresThe story of the Cavendish family and the first eight Dukes of Devonshire is the story of England. From 1381—when Sir John Cavendish, Lord Chief Justice of England, was killed during the Peasant's Revolt—to 1906, when the Duke of Devonshire's resignation brought down the Tory government: the family's fortunes (and misfortunes) mirrored the life of the nation...read more
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9780701186241 | Random House Uk Ltd, May 9, 2013, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The story of the Devonshires is the story of BritainWilliam Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII.

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9780099554394 | Reprint edition (Random House Uk Ltd, August 1, 2014), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A history of England through the eyes of one its most famous and powerful families, the DevonshiresThe story of the Cavendish family and the first eight Dukes of Devonshire is the story of England.

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Product Description: With the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of England's most notorious king. With the victory of Henry Tudor, the usurping dynasty made an effort to besmirch the last Plantagenet’s reputation, and some historians claim that Richard’s "black legend" is nothing more than political propaganda...read more
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9781605985756 | New edition (Pegasus Books, July 15, 2014), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: With the recent discovery of Richard III's remains, a newly-revised edition of the celebrated biography of England's most notorious king.

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9780140266344 | Rev sub edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 1998), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This text argues that the traditional view of Richard III is very near the truth - Shakespeare's Richard is closer to reality than the image of a betrayed hero favoured by his modern defenders.

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9780531098172 | Franklin Watts, March 1, 1984, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A biography of the controversial British monarch examines the evidence of his guilt in politically motivated murders, and attempts to portray his complex personality

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Product Description: “Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it.”—Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist   Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world’s most engaging royal historian chronicles the world’s most fascinating imperial dynasty: the Romanovs, whose three-hundred-year reign was remarkable for its shocking violence, spectacular excess, and unimaginable venality...read more
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9780812979053 | Random House Inc, July 8, 2014, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does.

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9781500381707 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 1, 2014, cover price $7.00
9781497349094 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 14, 2014, cover price $9.00
9781492206163 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 19, 2013, cover price $6.99
9781470054687 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 9, 2012, cover price $12.95
9780766193703 | Kessinger Pub Co, April 30, 2005, cover price $28.95

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9781780890340 | Random House Uk Ltd, July 15, 2014, cover price $34.95

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9781780890357 | Random House Uk Ltd, July 1, 2014, cover price $24.95

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9781500386351 | Large print edition (Createspace Independent Pub, July 1, 2014), cover price $132.88

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