Read-Alikes for The Crown
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elegant and sophisticated biography of Princess Margaret, the controversial sister of Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess Diana of her day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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.