Sneak peek: June 2008 royalty books

Here’s a look at some of the new royalty books currently scheduled to be published next month! (Publication dates are subject to change.)

Royal Affairs by Leslie Carroll. The extramarital adventures that rocked the British monarchy.

The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917 by Lindsey Hughes. How the Romanov dynasty shaped Russia for three centuries.

Conquistador by Buddy Levy. Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the Aztecs.

Power, Piety, and Patronage in Late Medieval Queenship: Maria de Luna by Nuria Silleras-Fernandez. Biography of María de Luna, wife of King Martin I of Aragon.

China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors by Frances Wood. The life and times of one of the most important men in Chinese history.

The Woman Who Discovered Printing by T. H. Barrett. Why China’s Empress Wu (AD 625-705) was interested in printing, and why its introduction had less impact in China than it did in Europe later.

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland. Novel about Louise de la Vallière, mistress of France’s Louis XIV, the Sun King.

I’ll publish a full list of new royalty books on the Royalty.nu Royal Books page on June 1.

All of these books appeal to me, but if I could only read one of them it would be “Mistress of the Sun” because I love historical fiction and Louis XIV is always interesting. Which book would you choose?

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