Sneak peek: April 2017 new royalty books

April is almost here, and with it a crop of new books on royal topics! Here’s your sneak peek. (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)

Prince Charles by Sally Bedell Smith. A biography of the heir to the British throne, based on interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, spiritual gurus, and more.

King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England, 1016 by W. B. Bartlett. Danish prince Cnut and his equally ruthless English opponent, King Edmund Ironside, fought a violent war that scarred England.

Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-Century Princess and Her World by Anthony Goodman. Biography of the scandalous mother of England’s King Richard II.

Four Princes by John Julius Norwich. Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the obsessions that forged modern Europe.

In Haste With Aloha: Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885 edited by David W. Forbes. Ninety previously unpublished letters and excerpts from two diaries written by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleonalani.

To see the full list of new royalty books, visit the Royalty.nu Books page on or after April 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would pick Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent because I’d like to learn more about 14th century England. Which book would you choose?

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