November is shaping up to be a spectacular month for new books about royalty! Here’s your sneak peek.
My Husband and I by Ingrid Seward. How Queen Elizabeth II’s partnership with Prince Philip has endured.
Twilight of Empire by Greg King and Penny Wilson. In 1889, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary shot his mistress and himself. This book reconstructs what happened.
Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess by Murat Bardakçi. Biography of Fatma Neslisah Sultan, a granddaughter of the last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI.
The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince by Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan. The author, a nephew of King Amanullah I, tells his story.
Long Live the King by Kathryn Warner. Explores the downfall and forced abdication of English king Edward II, and the possibility that he lived many years after his official funeral.
Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure by Jenny Wormald. This biography portrays Mary as an important ruler who was incapable of coping with her responsibilities.
Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury. Queen Victoria maneuvered her grandchildren into dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe.
As always, publication dates are subject to change. For the full list of next month’s new royalty books, visit the Royalty.nu Books page in November. (You can go there right now to see September and October’s new titles!)
If I could only read one of the books listed above, I’d pick Mary, Queen of Scots because I became intrigued by her after writing an article about her for the Royalty.nu site. She made amazingly big mistakes but didn’t seem to learn from them, and there are mysteries about her that linger to this day. Which book would you choose?