Category: Royalty


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Harold: the Last Anglo-Saxon King

By: Walker, Ian W.

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, Wrens Park Publishing: 2000

Seller ID: 002766

ISBN: 0905778464

Condition: New in New dust jacket

King Harold Godwineson (c. 1022-66) is one of history's shadowy figures, known mainly for his defeat and death at the battle of Hastings. His true status and achievements have been overshadowed by the events of October 1066 and by the bias imposed by the Norman victory. In reality, he deserves to be recalled as one of England's greatest rulers. This volume sets out to correct this distorted image by presenting Harold's life in its proper context, offering the first full-length critical study of his career in the years leading up to 1066. Ian Walker presents a carefully research critique of the... View more info

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The 'country Life' Book of the Royal Silver Jubilee

By: Montague-Smith, Patrick W. ; Country Life Books (Firm)

Price: $9.66

Publisher: London, England, Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1976

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 001455

ISBN: 0600382001

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

In 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of her accession to the throne. Her Silver Jubilee is an important, historic event (only four monarchs have achieved this distinction since 1714) , and it is appropriate that this beautiful book has been published to commemorate the occasion. Patrick Montague-Smith carefully documented the key events that lead up to Elizabeth's accession to the throne of 6th February 1952, and then he presents his analysis of the twenty-five year reign. He also provides a series of fascinating profiles of Prince Philip, the royal children and t... View more info

The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz'u-Hsi 1835 -1908 Empress Dowager of China

By: Warner, Marina

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001256

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

This is a fascinating and sweeping book about the Empress Dowager of China. She was opportunistic, ruthless, malicious, and xenophobic. While her determination held the empire together for nearly 50 years her reactionary, Sino-centric view of the world plunged China into poverty. Civil war, and ultimately brought about the end to the Ch'ing Dynasty. The author recreates in panoramic detail the reign of this indomitable, fascinating woman. There are many color paintings and black & white photographs. The dust jacket shows the detail of a robe embroidered with a phoenix, the emblem of Tz'u-hsi, ... View more info

To the Scaffold: Life of Marie Antoinette

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $9.23

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Robson Books Ltd: 2000

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 001133

ISBN: 1861053428

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

Marie Antoinette is one of the world's best-known yet least understood heroines. In this definitive biography - thoroughly researched - the author provides a psychologically acute, richly detailed and deeply moving portrait of this 'lost' queen. This writing tells the story of the Austrian Princess who, at age fourteen, was sent to France to marry the ill-mannered Dauphin. Condemned to childlessness, Antoinette found pleasure in costly entertainments and other gross eccentricities. Unwittingly she aroused the contempt of the people of France. In time, she matured into a capable and courageous ... View more info

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William and Harry

By: Seward, Ingrid

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Arcade Publishing: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001977

ISBN: 1559706902

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket

This is the first authoritative portrait of the two young princes. Ingrid Seward, the best-selling author of The Queen and Di, draws from her personal conversations with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as a wide range of intimate contacts, to give us the closest look yet at the lives of the men who may one day be king. Seward takes a frank look at the problems the two boys faced growing up in the spotlight of royalty. She reveals for the first time how they reacted to the breakup of their parents' marriage and their mother's tragic death, as well as how they dealt with Diana's overw... View more info