Sneak peek: September 2014 new royalty books

There will be no shortage of new books for royal watchers next month! Here’s a sneak peek at what we can look forward to in September. (Publication dates are subject to change.)

How to Ruin a Queen by Jonathan Beckman. In 1785, a cardinal stood accused of forging Marie Antoinette’s signature. The trial sent the French monarchy into a bloody revolution.

Inglorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll. Outrageous real-life stories of European royal marriages gone wrong.

Royal Childhood by Anna Reynolds and Lucy Peter. British royal children’s playtime and hobbies, birthdays, school days, and public outings from 1761 to the present day. Illustrated.

The Last English King by Peter Rex. Biography of Harold Godwinson, the Anglo-Saxon warrior-king.

Killers of the King by Charles Spencer. The shocking stories of the men who passed a death sentence on Britain’s King Charles I.

The Last King in India: Wajid Ali Shah by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones. Biography of the last king of Oudh (Awadh), who reigned from 1847 to 1856. He married over 350 women, directed theatrical events lasting a month, and built a fairytale palace.

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory. A novel about lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her cousin Henry VIII, from the Cousins War series.

The full list of new royalty books will be available on the Royalty.nu Books page starting September 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I think I’d choose The Last King in India because the topic is new to me. Which book would you choose?

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