Ready or not, October is almost here, and it will bring us a bumper crop of books about royalty. Here's your sneak peek! (As always, publication dates are subject to change.)
Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II by Kathryn Warner. Tells the story of "the greatest villain of the 14th century," his rise as an English king's favorite, and his disastrous fall.
Charles: Our Future King by Robert Jobson. This biography explores the Prince of Wales's complex character and profoundly held beliefs.
Marie Antoinette by John Hardman. According to this biography, the French queen worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance.
Christian VII by Jens Gunni Busck, translated by Peter Sean Woltemade. Christian VII was King of Denmark-Norway from 1766 until 1808, but because of mental health problems he was unable to rule.
Frederik VI by Jens Gunni Busck, translated by Peter Sean Woltemade. Nineteenth-century Danish king Frederik VI had to confront demands for social reforms.
Unearthing the Family of Alexander the Great by David Grant. The discovery of the royal tombs of Macedon.
Brave With Beauty: A Story of Afghanistan by Maxine Rose Schur, illustrated by Patricia Dewitt-Grush and Robin Dewitt. About Queen Goharshad, a powerful 15th century monarch who was also a poet and architect. For children ages 7 to 9.
The full list of new royalty books will be published on the Royalty.nu Royal Books page on October 1. But why not go over there right now and check out the August and September books?
If I could only read one of the books listed above, I would pick the one about Hugh Despenser because I like reading about the medieval era. Plus, it has the prettiest cover. Which book would you choose?