From Henry VIII and his many wives to Queen Elizabeth II today, British royalty has always fascinated people. Perhaps they represent a glamorous and illustrious history, a time of kings, queens, and knights in shining armor. Or perhaps we just like reading gossip about them in People Magazine. Whatever your motives may be, here are the best books about British royalty.
William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England
By David C. Douglas
Setting a precedent for William the Conqueror research for decades to come, this book analyzes William the Conqueror’s career and its impact on Anglo-Norman history overall.
The White Queen
By Philippa Gregory
In the debut novel of the historical fiction series “The Cousins’ War,” Gregory weaves a captivating account of the wars of the Plantagenets.
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
By Alison Weir
In an exceedingly gripping work of nonfiction, Weir provides the first thorough examination of Anne Bolelyn’s final days before her execution.
The Life of Elizabeth I
By Alison Weir
In another extraordinary epic, Weir recounts the life of the influential English monarch Elizabeth I.
Victoria: A Life
By A.N. Wilson
This meticulously researched biography of Queen Victoria includes impressive never-before-seen material and shows how the famous matriarch influenced not only England, but the entire world.
Kate: The Biography
By Marcia Moody
A perfect book for modern royal family fanatics, Moody recounts the life thus far of Kate Middleton, and explains how she has revitalized the image of the British royal family.
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