Like to read about royalty? Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing new books on the topic scheduled for publication next month. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)
Ashoka in Ancient India by Nayanjot Lahiri. Biography of the emperor who ruled much of modern-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh in the third century BC.
King John (Mis)remembered by Igor Djordjevic. Argues that England’s King John is remembered as a villain due to the work of three later playwrights.
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali’i by Leah Pualahaole Caldeira. Photos of surviving feather cloaks and capes of Hawaiian chiefs, along with essays.
The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory. Fiction. Kateryn Parr has no choice when England’s King Henry VIII commands her to become his sixth wife.
Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson. Fiction. Marie Mancini’s rival for the attention of French king Louis XIV is her own sister.
For the full list of new royalty books, visit the Royalty.nu Books page in August.
If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would be… oh, it’s tough to choose between Ashoka in Ancient India and The Taming of the Queen. I want to read them both, sorry! Which book(s) would you choose?