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Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
By Somerset, Anne
2013-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307962881 Check our catalog

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. By the end of her comparatively short twelve-year reign, Britain had emerged as a great power--the succession of outstanding victories won by her general, John Churchill, the Duke …More

Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
By Williams, Kate
2014-11 - Ballantine Books
9780345522832 Check our catalog

From CNN's official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon's heart--and with it, an empire.
Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the …More

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
By Massie, Robert K.
2011-11 - Random House
9780679456728 Check our catalog

Massie returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography--the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at 14 and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. History offers few stories richer in drama than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, this eternally fascinating woman is returned to life. 688 pp. …More

Cleopatra: A Life Cleopatra: A Life
By Schiff, Stacy
2010-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316001922 Check our catalog

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Though her life spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. …More

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England
By Turner, Ralph V.
2009-06 - Yale University Press
9780300119114 Check our catalog

Eleanor of Aquitaine's extraordinary life seems more likely to be found in the pages of fiction. Proud daughter of a distinguished French dynasty, she married the king of France, Louis VII, then the king of England, Henry II, and gave birth to two sons who rose to take the English throne--Richard the Lionheart and John. Renowned for her beauty, hungry for power, headstrong, and unconventional, …More

The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age
By Hibbert, Christopher
1992-05 - Da Capo Press
9780201608175 Check our catalog

Hibbert's masterful biography introduces a new generation of readers to perhaps the greatest monarch in history. A genius, beauty, manipulator, and leader, Elizabeth I has fascinated history buffs, anglophiles, and feminists for centuries. Black-and-white and color inserts. …More

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
By Smith, Sally Bedell
2012-01 - Random House
9781400067893 Check our catalog

In this magisterial new biography, a "New York Times"-bestselling author brings to life one of the world's most fascinating and enigmatic women: Queen Elizabeth II. Compulsively readable and scrupulously researched, "Elizabeth the Queen" illuminates the lively personality, sense of humor, and canny intelligence with which she meets the most demanding work and family obligations. …More

Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III
By Fraser, Flora
2005-04 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780679451181 Check our catalog

From biographer Flora Fraser ("[she has a] gift of penetrating analysis"--"New York Times Book Review") comes a brilliant group biography of the daughters of "Mad" King George III. …More

High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly
By Spoto, Donald
2009-11 - Harmony
9780307395610 Check our catalog

In Grace Kelly's brief but spectacular career, she made almost a dozen films in which she starred opposite Hollywood's leading men until she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Using an extensive series of interviews he conducted with the princess, best-selling biographer Spoto has produced an affectionate portrait, which, at her request, he waited 25 years after her death to publish. …More

Isabella: The Warrior Queen Isabella: The Warrior Queen
By Downey, Kirstin
2014-10 - Nan A. Talese
9780385534116 Check our catalog

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history
Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth …More

Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
By Weir, Alison
2005-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345453198 Check our catalog

The acclaimed historian and bestselling author of "Eleanor of Aquitaine" turns her expert eye on the dark reign of another notorious and charismatic medieval monarch, Queen Isabella of France. …More

The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
By Goldstone, Nancy
2009-10 - Walker & Company
9780802716705 Check our catalog

"The Lady Queen" weaves the story of one of the most extraordinary (and unjustly overlooked) rulers of the Middle Ages. . . . Goldstone has produced [one of] the most compelling histories of the calamitous 14th-century'.--Ross King, author of "The Judgment of Paris." …More

Marie Antoinette: The Journey Marie Antoinette: The Journey
By Fraser, Antonia
2001-09 - Nan A. Talese
9780385489485 Check our catalog

The award-winning biographer of such historical figures as Mary Queen of Scots, Cromwell, and King Charles II now pens a riveting portrait of the young Archduchess of Austria, who arrived in France in 1770 to marry the future Louis XVI and was guillotined 23 years later. of color and b&w photos. …More

Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne
By Hills, Ben
2007-01 - Jeremy P. Tarcher
9781585425686 Check our catalog

Stealing a fascinating look into the world of the Japanese royal family, thisbiography details how Masako Owada struggled with the daily pressures of lifein Japan's royal court as the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito. …More

Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I
By Borman, Tracy Joanne
2012-04 - Bantam
9780553808148 Check our catalog

A British historian brings to life Queen Matilda's enormous accomplishments in consolidating early Norman rule. Alongside her warrior husband, William I, Matilda brought legitimacy, a deeper degree of education, diplomatic savvy and artistic and religious flowering to the shared Norman-English throne. …More

Alexandra: The Last Tsarina Alexandra: The Last Tsarina
By Erickson, Carolly
2002-09 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312302382 Check our catalog

This enthralling look at the life of Alexandra is the perfect complement to Edvard Radzinsky's bestselling "The Last Tsar." "Heartbreaking . . . Erickson excels."--"Chicago Tribune." 8-page photo insert. …More

Victoria: A Life Victoria: A Life
By Wilson, A. N.
2014-10 - Penguin Press
9781594205996 Check our catalog

" A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography." --"The Guardian "(UK)
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children's marriages. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, an aging, stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an …More

Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
By Fox, Julia
2012-01 - Ballantine Books
9780345516046 Check our catalog

Historian Fox offers this first dual biography of the daughters of Spain's Ferdinand and Isabella, whose family ties remained strong despite their separation. "Sister Queens" is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice--a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age when the greatest sin, it seems, was to have been born a woman. …More

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