TOP 10 ROYALTY BOOKS
By Staff Member Amy
THE RELUCTANT EMPRESS: ELISABETH of AUSTRIA by Brigitte Hamann
B ELISABETH HAM
Often called the 19th Century Princess Diana. Married at age 16 to Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, her turbulent life and tragic death resembles Princess Diana’s life.
VICKY: PRINCESS ROYAL OF ENGLAND & GERMAN EMPRESS by Daphne Bennett
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest and favorite child. An exceptionally brilliant woman, she never achieved the greatness her parents wished for her.
MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE JOURNEY by Antonia Fraser
B MARIE ANTOINETTE FRA
One of history’s most misunderstood women. You’ll discover the truth about her and her tragic life.
GEORGE, NICHOLAS, AND WILHELM: THREE ROYAL COUSINS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR I by Miranda Carter
A incredibly informative narrative that gives insight to the three cousins and rulers who were swept up the events leading to the First World War.
NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA by Robert Massie
Considered by some, the standard by which other royal biographies are measured. At the heart of this biography is a classic love story.
ROYAL FEUD : THE DARK SIDE OF THE LOVE STORY OF THE CENTURY by Michael Thornton
A fun read. This book tells the truth behind the “love affair of the century”. This was the first book that hinted that the beloved Queen Mother could be tough. Fans of the movie “A King’s Speech” will recognize some of the scenes of the book.
EDWARD & ALEXANDRA by Richard Hough
Edward was the second child and Queen Victoria’ heir. Ascending the throne at age 60, he and his beautiful Danish consort Alexandra only reigned for 9 years but made a lasting impact. Alexandra was the daughter of Denmark’s King Christian IX, “The Father – In –Law of Europe”
MATRIARCH: QUEEN MARY AND THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR by Anne Edwards
B MARY EDW
A biography of a “minor” princess who rose from obscurity to marry the future King George V. A fascinating woman who became an exemplary Queen. She is probably most known for her collection of jewels.
THE LAST ROMANTIC : A BIOGRAPHY OF QUEEN MARIE OF ROMANIA by Hannah Pakula
B MARIE PAK
One of the most famous Queens of our time if not the most eccentric.
ROYAL SISTERS : QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCESS MARGARET by Anne Edwards
A very informative biography of Queen Elizabeth and her late sister Princess Margaret.
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