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            Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

            Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman (Paperback, Reissue)

            By Massie, Robert K.

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            The extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most powerful women in history.

            ISBN 9781789544534
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            George IV (Penguin Monarchs): King in Waiting

            George IV (Penguin Monarchs): King in Waiting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tillyard, Stella

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            George IV spent most of his life waiting to become king, first a pleasure-loving and rebellious Prince of Wales during the 60-year reign of his father, George III, and for 10 years as Prince Regent, when his father went mad. 'The days are very long when you have nothing to do' he... once wrote plaintively, but he did his best to fill them with pleasure women, art, food, wine, fashion, architecture. He presided over the creation of the Regency style, which came to epitomize the era and was, with Charles I, the most artisitically literate of all British kings.
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            ISBN 9780141978857
            Released AU 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Monarchs
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            The King's War

            The King's War (Paperback)

            By Logue, Mark; Conradi, Peter

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            The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech

            ISBN 9781782065999
            Released AU 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

            King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV (Hardback)

            By Mansel, Philip

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            Louis XIV wanted to conquer time and space - to push the borders of France which he inherited out into Flanders, Burgundy and Alsace, and beyond, to expand French dominion in the Americas and the East, to win what he called 'the exquisite praises of history' through conquests and... to create a great palace which would surpass all others and secure his immortality. He became the epitome and exemplar of monarchy, the king all his contemporaries and successors imitated, envied, or fought against. King of the World is a magnificent and startlingly insightful account of the man who dominated the seventeenth century more than any other. To what extent did Louis have absolute power, or was decision-making in the hands of ministers and mistresses? How much of the extravagance of Versailles was for show, and how far was Louis himself the show? How could such a civilized man commit so many acts of barbarism? How effective was he as a ruler and a general? Did he leave his country stronger or weaker than it was before? Mansel offers original and persuasive answers to these questions, and weaves a brilliant tapestry of the life of one of the most compelling figures in European history.
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            ISBN 9781846145995
            Released AU 16 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Our Rainbow Queen

            Our Rainbow Queen (Hardback)

            By Hughes, Sali

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            This must-have photography collection takes a tour of HRH Queen Elizabeth II's bright and eye-catching working wardrobe, from twin sets to tiaras.

            ISBN 9781910931981
            Released AU 6 Jun 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

            Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (Hardback)

            By Pasternak, Anna

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            Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life? Amid the cacophony of condemnation her story has become obfuscated. Untitled is an intimate biography of one of the most misunderstood women in British royal... history.
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            ISBN 9780008297299
            Released AU 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Richard III: The Self-Made King

            Richard III: The Self-Made King (Hardback)

            By Hicks, Michael

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            The definitive biography and assessment of the wily and formidable prince who unexpectedly became monarch-the most infamous king in British history

            ISBN 9780300214291
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Mary Queen of Scots

            Mary Queen of Scots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zweig, Stefan; Translated by Paul, Eden; Paul, Cedar

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            Stefan Zweig's classic biography of one of British history's most fascinating figures, rereleased in a new edition to tie in with launch of the major new Hollywood film, Mary Queen of Scots. From the moment of her birth to her death on the scaffold, Mary Stuart spent her life emb...roiled in power struggles that shook the foundations of Renaissance Europe. Revered by some as the rightful Queen of England, reviled by others as a murderous adultress, her long and fascinating rivalry with her cousin Elizabeth I led ultimately to her downfall. Zweig, one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century, brings Mary to life and turns her tale into a story of passion and plotting as gripping as any novel.
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            ISBN 9781782275459
            Released AU 4 Mar 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I
             

            The King's Assassin: The Fatal Affair of George Villiers and James I (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

            By Woolley, Benjamin; Read by Timson, David

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            The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain's first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted th...e courtier to become his `wife'. For a decade, Villiers was at the king's side - at court, on state occasions and in bed, right up to James's death in March 1625. Almost immediately, Villiers' many enemies accused him of poisoning the king. A parliamentary investigation was launched, and scurrilous pamphlets and ballads circulated London's streets. But the charges came to nothing, and were relegated to a historical footnote. Now, new historical scholarship suggests that a deadly combination of hubris and vulnerability did indeed drive Villiers to kill the man who made him. It may have been by accident - the application of a quack remedy while the king was weakened by a malarial attack. But there is compelling evidence that Villiers, overcome by ambition and frustrated by James's passive approach to government, poisoned him. In The King's Assassin, acclaimed author Benjamin Wooley examines this remarkable, even tragic story. Combining vivid characterisation and a strong narrative with historical scholarship and forensic investigation, Woolley tells the story of King James's death, and of the captivating figure at its centre. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a royal favourite whose charisma overwhelmed those around him and, ultimately, himself.
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            ISBN 9781529007169
            Published AU 28 Dec 2018
            Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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            Queen Elizabeth I

            Queen Elizabeth I (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Woodward, G. W. O.

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            Read how Gloriana reigned in dazzling majesty over an exciting new age of exploration, discovery, artistic brilliance, architectural achievement, foreign conquest and prosperity.

            ISBN 9781841658315
            Released AU 22 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pavilion Books
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