Sneak peek: September 2008 royalty books

Well, September is usually a great month for new royalty books, and next month is no exception. I had 36 books to choose from when compiling this blog post, and my list is still growing! Here’s a peek at what publishers have in store for us. (Publication dates are subject to change.)

Henry VIII by Lucy Wooding. Biography of a willful, intelligent, fearful king.

Royal Jewels: From Charlemagne to the Romanovs edited by Diana Scarisbrick, Christophe Vachaudez, and Jan Walgrave. A celebration of European jewels. Over 300 photographs.

The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade edited by Matthew Gabriele and Jace Stuckey. Essays on the Charlemagne legend in the Middle Ages.

King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life by Nigel Ashton. The author had access to King Hussein’s private papers and immediate family.

The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners by David Fromkin. How a U.S. president’s friendship with a British king shaped the course of the 20th century.

The Other Queen: A Novel by Philippa Gregory. The newly married Earl of Shrewsbury and his wife, Bess of Hardwick, become jailers of doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.

The Heretic Queen: A Novel by Michelle Moran. Nefertari is an unimportant princess until she catches the eye of the future Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses the Great.

The full list of new books will be published on the Royal Books page on September 1.

If I could only read one of the books listed above, it would have to be the Henry VIII biography because that’s one of my favorite topics. Which book would you choose?
 

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