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Par Penny Junor. 2018
Royal biographer Penny Junor tells the story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of…fate, became the popular princess consort. Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern monarchy--Charles and Diana's acrimonious and scandalous split--she also played a crucial role in restoring the Royal Family's reputation, especially that of Prince Charles. 2018.
Par Ryszard Kapuscinski. 1984
Haile Selassie, His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia, enjoyed a 44-year reign until his own…army gave him the boot in 1974. In the days following the coup, Polish journalist Kapuscinski travelled to Ethiopia and sought out members of the imperial court for interviews. Some descriptions of violence. 1984, c1978. Uniform title: Cesarz.
Par Anne Edwards. 1992
The Grimaldi family has ruled the tiny principality of Monaco since the 1200s. Edwards illustrates how almost every generation of…the royal lineage has dealt with marital problems, family feuds, and illegitimate children. Although the marriage between Prince Rainier and American actress Grace Kelly was uncharacteristically calm and loving, their offspring appear to be continuing the family tradition. c1992.
Par Helen Cathcart. 1971
Par Michael Bloch. 1996
This biography of Wallis Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, examines her relationship with Edward VIII, her previous unhappy marriages, and their…life together after they were forced to leave England. Her early life is also examined and questions surrounding her birth and early life are addressed. 1996.
Par Michael Bloch. 1982
Par Charles Higham. 1988
In 1936, King Edward VIII of Great Britain abdicated the throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson, a divorced American. Using…new information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the author details Wallis' life with her first husband, her years in China, her possible role with the Nazis, and her relationship with the Royal Family. Some descriptions of sex. 1988.
Par Donald Spoto. 1995
This book describes a number of intriguing incidents in the personal lives of the British Royal Family, dating back to…the time of Queen Victoria. The family conflicts and the personal failings of a number of the royals have been magnified through the lens of the press, ever eager for fresh details with which to build the impression of scandal. 1995.
Par Trevor Rees-Jones, Moira Johnston. 2000
As the sole survivor of the 1997 auto accident that killed the Princess of Wales, Dodi Fayed, and their chauffeur,…bodyguard Rees-Jones offers his account of the events leading up to the crash and its aftermath. He also discusses his own efforts to cope with injuries and unwelcome notoriety. Bestseller. 2000.
Par Jean Des Cars. 1997
Par Eleanor Herman. 2006
How did queens find happiness? In courts bristling with testosterone - swashbuckling generals, polished courtiers, and virile cardinals - many…had love affairs. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard had courtiers; Catherine the Great had a long list of sexy favourites; Empress Alexandra had Rasputin and Marie Antoinette had count Axel Fersen. 2006.
Par Ivan Gobry. 2005
Par Stephen P Barry. 1985
Prince Charles' ex-valet describes the household of Buckingham Palace and the other Royal residences, as well as the duties of…the various servants. Sequel to "Royal service: my twelve years as valet to Prince Charles" (DC04351). 1985.
Par Antonia Fraser. 1979
Par Stephen P Barry. 1983
The man who traveled with Prince Charles for 12 years prior to the royal marriage takes readers into Buckingham Palace…and reveals what it was like to be a commoner living and working with royalty. 1983.
Par Jean Des Cars. 2004
A l'aube du 30 janvier 1889, dans le pavillon de chasse de Mayerling, aux environs de Vienne, on découvre le…corps de l'archiduc héritier d'Autriche-Hongrie, Rodolphe de Habsbourg, l'unique fils de Sissi et de François-Joseph - et celui d'une jeune fille de 17 ans, Mary Vetsera. Immédiatement, les plus folles rumeurs circulent. Laborieusement, la Cour impériale tente d'accréditer la thèse du suicide. Pendant près d'un siècle, cette version "officielle ", fut imposée. Face aux doutes et aux contradictions relevées, le silence l'emporta. En 1982, à la veille de son retour à Vienne, l'impératrice et reine Zita, dernière souveraine d'Autriche-Hongrie, livre à Jean des Cars des révélations spectaculaires qui ébranlent la thèse d'un amour maudit et remettent en question les rares certitudes de l'affaire. La rigoureuse contre-enquête de Jean des Cars démontre, d'une manière implacable, que la vérité pourrait être fort différente. 2004.
Par Desmond Seward. 1983
Examines the life and actions of Richard III, and concludes that the 15th century monarch was indeed the murderous villain…and archfiend as depicted in the works of Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More. 1984, c1983.
Par Jennie Bond. 2001
As the BBC's royal correspondent, Jennie Bond has covered many momentous events - among them, three marriage breakdowns, Camillagate, the…Queen's annus horribilis and the death of the Princess of Wales, whom Jennie had met privately on a number of occasions. Included here is information from behind the scenes that has never been shared with the public before. 2001.
Par Paul Couturiau, K. A Kitchen, Christel Rollinat. 1985
Ramses II, le bâtisseur d'Abou Simbel, est sans nul doute le pharaon qui incarne le mieux la puissance et la…grandeur des rois de l'ancienne Égypte. L'auteur nous trace ici un vaste et vigoureux tableau de la civilisation égyptienne au Nouvel Empire. 1985. Titre uniforme: Pharaoh triumphant.
Par Philippe Beaudoin, Joyce A Tyldesley. 2001
Une biographie de ce pharaon qui a vécu au cours du 13e siècle avant notre ère. Dans un contexte vivant…et représentatif de la vie quotidienne, l'auteure retrace les nombreuses facettes du personnage (guerrier, dieu, époux, père et mortel) durant son long règne (environ soixante ans). 2001.