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Jean Plaidy’s prolific historical fiction writing certainly taught me the order of the Kings and Queens of England (although the War of the Roses still drives me a little crazy).
Another one of my favourite authors who has brought the fight for the crown of England to life is Philippa Gregory. This is one of her first 'royal' novels.
Welcome to the world of the Plantagenets. This author also writes back to the 12th Century with a series following the war between Stephen and Eleanor of Aquitaine for the English throne.
I have long been fascinated by the possibility that one of the Romanov daughters survived the Russian Revolution. This novel has had some great reviews already.
I adored this short quirky novel which tells the story of the day our Queen, Elizabeth II, decides she has had enough and leaves the palace incognito, boarding a train for Scotland. The resulting chase to prevent a national crisis is hilariously thou...
The story of King David from the Old Testament of the Bible is explored from obscurity to fame and into his later years. Geraldine Brooks is an award-winning author who does in-depth research to produce popular works of fiction.
I used to be a Wilbur Smith fan and after a friend of mine came back from a visit to Egypt singing its praises, I returned to his books to pick up this series on Egypt’s history including Gods, Pharaohs who thought they were gods and the people who had...
Not all royalty in novels are real. Here is my favourite Princess (and associated characters) of what has become virtually a cult movie. I can quite happily sit down to re-watch this (and often quote portions of it). Check it out in book form.
How about a re-imagining of the princes and princesses from our childhood. This book is #1 in the Lunar Chronicles, taking the story of Cinderella into the future. An innovative (and popular) mix of fairytale and sci-fi.
As an Arthurian legend fan, I was always going to include something about King Arthur. Regardless of whether you think him a myth or a real figure, this series by Bernard Cornwell is both well researched and highly enjoyable reading.
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