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Read-Alikes for The Crown

    17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

    17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History - Andrew Morton

    A meticulously researched account of the scandalous collaboration between Edward VIII and Hitler draws on hidden correspondence to reveal how the Duke of Windsor's wife, Wallis Simpson, embroiled him in a German plot to take over the British Empire.
    Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI

    Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI - Kenneth Weisbrode

    An analysis of the personal and professional relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill throughout World War II reveals how they overcame and tapped the strength of their considerable differences to navigate one of Great Britain's most turbulent eras, citing the respective roles they played and the strategic ways in which their personalities complemented one another.
    Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill

    Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill - Sonia Purnell

    A portrait of Winston Churchill's extraordinary wife and her lesser-known role in World War II discusses her relationship with political mentor Eleanor Roosevelt, her role in safeguarding Churchill's health throughout key historical events and her controversial family priorities.
    Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    Counting One's Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother - William Shawcross

    Drawn from the vast wealth of material in the Royal Archives and at Glamis Castle, this deeply personal collection of letters, written by the Queen Mother from her earliest childhood to the very end of her long life at the beginning of the 21st century, reveals the real woman behind the public face.
    Elizabeth the Queen: Inside the Life of the Modern Monarch

    Elizabeth the Queen: Inside the Life of the Modern Monarch - Sally Bedell Smith

    A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family.
    Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne

    Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne - Christopher Andersen

    The best-selling author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died traces the family histories and controversies that have marked the lives of Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Kate to illuminate their stark differences, their remarkable similarities and their roles in an evolving monarchy.
    George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

    George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I - Miranda Carter

    Draws on correspondence and diaries to trace the parallel stories of monarchs William II of Germany, George V of Britain, and Nicholas II of Russia, who at the onset of World War I wrongly counted on their shared family relationship to safeguard European interests.
    Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II

    Her Majesty: The Court of Queen Elizabeth II - Robert Hardman

    An intimate portrait of England's longest-reigning queen, in celebration of her diamond jubilee -- and the first-ever book interview with her grandson, HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
    Jubilee!: Queen Elizabeth II: 60 Years on the Throne

    Jubilee!: Queen Elizabeth II: 60 Years on the Throne - Life Books

    Celebrates Queen Elizabeth of England's 60th year on the throne by bringing home images of the festivities to those who couldn't make it overseas as well as providing an overview of her royal lineage as a direct descendent of Queen Victoria.
    Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

    Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life - Sally Bedell Smith

    The best-selling author of Elizabeth the Queen presents a revelatory portrait of the crown royal that offers new insights into his lonely childhood, intellectual quests, entrepreneurial pursuits and marriages.
    Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II

    Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II - Philip Eade

    Chronicles the first thirty years of Prince Philip's life from his childhood in Greece, France, Nazi Germany, and Britain to his marriage to Queen Elizabeth.
    Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII

    Princes at War: The Bitter Battle Inside Britain's Royal Family in the Darkest Days of WWII - Deborah Cadbury

    British author Cadbury explores the many layers involved in the abdication crisis of 1936, which ceded the British crown to the seemingly least prepared of the four sons of George V, George VI, aka Bertie, who revealed himself in the subsequent crisis ofwar to be the most suitable and stalwart of all.
    Princess Margaret: A Life Unravelled

    Princess Margaret: A Life Unravelled - Tim Heald

    Elegant and sophisticated biography of Princess Margaret, the controversial sister of Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess Diana of her day.
    Queen and Country: The Fifty-Year Reign of Elizabeth II

    Queen and Country: The Fifty-Year Reign of Elizabeth II - William Shawcross

    Written with the blessing and cooperation of the royal family, this beautifully illustrated portrait of England's long-time queen focuses on her private life, personal interests, and social and political role of a constitutional monarch in her nation.
    Queen Victoria:  A Life of Contradictions

    Queen Victoria: A Life of Contradictions - Matthew Dennison

    Presents an account of Queen Victoria's life that examines her contradictory views and lasting influence, covering such topics as her reinvention of the monarchy, relationship with her mother, and self-reliance in widowhood.
    That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

    That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor - Anne Sebba

    A full-scale portrait of the divorcée maligned for her marriage to the abdicated Edward VIII provides coverage of the impoverished early life that fueled her ambitions, theories about her alleged personality disorder and her posthumous status as a female-empowerment icon.
    The Churchills: In Love and War

    The Churchills: In Love and War - Mary S. Lovell

    Portrays the ambitious, impulsive, brave and arrogant English family that gave the world Winston Churchill, describing generations of ancestors who were recklessly wasteful womanizers but also triumphant military leaders all saddled with the upkeep of the family palace, Blenheim.
    The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955)

    The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) - Robert Lacey

    Meticulously researched, an official companion to the Netlix drama, The Crown , explores the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and describes how she had to rise to the challenges of governing and managing her own young family.
    The King Who Had to Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis

    The King Who Had to Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis - Adrian Phillips

    In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing the divorce of her second. The crisis led to the King's abdication in December of that year. Adrian Phillips reveals the harsh realities of how government responds when a monarch steps out of line, and describes the battles in Westminster and Whitehall that settled the fate of King and Mrs. Simpson.
    The King's Speech

    The King's Speech - Mark Logue

    Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II.
    The Last of the Duchess

    The Last of the Duchess - Caroline Blackwood

    A portrait of the Duchess of Windsor focuses on her final days and profiles Maitre Blum, one of France's most powerful lawyers, who controlled every aspect of the Duchess' life.
    The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

    The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother - Lady Colin Campbell

    The author of the best-selling Diana in Private presents a revelatory portrait of the wife of George VI that shares attributes of interest beyond official stories of her life, from the mysterious circumstances of her birth and her views on the Duke of Windsor's abdication to her role as a mother and her participation in the match between Charles and Diana.
    The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

    The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton - Life Books

    A commemorative look at the royal wedding that impressed the world includes background photos of William and Kate and their families; photos of Buckingham Palace and other famous royal weddings; and plenty color photos that showcase the glitz and glamour of the marriage of the century, the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
    Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, The Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

    Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, The Woman Who Changed the Monarchy - Andrew Morton

    A portrait of the woman for whom Edward VIII infamously abdicated the British throne draws on journal entries, letters and other previously unseen records to analyze her complex personality against the backdrop of Jazz Age London.
    Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen

    Young Elizabeth: The Making of the Queen - Kate Williams

    The author of the New York Times best-selling Becoming Queen Victoria turns her attention to Elizabeth II, the accidental Queen, who, working as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service, carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the 20th century.
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