Sneak peek: May 2013 new royalty books


 

We certainly have plenty of new books on royal topics to look forward to next month! Here’s your sneak peek:

The Gothic King by John Paul Davis. A biography of England’s King Henry III, who faced down the De Montfort rebellion and hammered out the terms of the Magna Carta.

The Woman Before Wallis by Andrew Rose. Marguerite Alibert was a Parisian courtesan who had an affair with future British king Edward VIII. When she stood trial for her husband’s murder, Edward was at risk of having his behavior exposed.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown by Nathan Tidridge. Queen Victoria’s father, Prince Edward Augustus (1767-1820) lived in Canada and became commander-in-chief of British North America.

Politics of the Maya Court by Sarah E. Jackson. Investigates the lives of the nobility and their participation in court politics. Illustrated with drawings, photographs, and maps.

Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith. Novel about Jane Shore, the wife of a silk merchant who became mistress of England’s King Edward IV.

The Boleyn King: A Novel by Laura Andersen. First book in a trilogy about the fictional King Henry IX, son of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

The Inquisitor’s Wife by Jeanne Kalogridis. Fiction. A young woman’s loyalty to her Jewish family is tested when she becomes the favorite of Spain’s ruthless Queen Isabella.

As always, publication dates are subject to change. The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Royal Books page on May 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I think I’d have to go with The Gothic King because I know virtually nothing about King Henry III, and I should. Which book would you choose?

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