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Crown & Scepter: A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II by Tracy Borman
This is a superb synthesis of historical analysis, politics and royal gossip revealing the remarkable characters and personalities of the British monarchy, even as the institution has evolved and adapted to the needs and opinions of its people.

Queens of the Age of Chivalry: England's Medieval Queens by Alison Weir
Packed with dramatic true stories from one of European history’s most romantic and turbulent eras, this epic narrative chronicles the five vividly rendered queens of the Plantagenet kings who ruled England between 1299 and 1399.

The King: The Life of Charles III by Christopher Andersen
Bestselling author Christopher Andersen presents a vivid and unsparing yet sympathetic portrait of one of the most complex and enigmatic figures of our time: Charles, who has taken his place on the throne after being the oldest and longest-serving heir in British history.

The Queen: Her Life by Andrew Morton
This definitive, most comprehensive account of Queen Elizabeth II's legendary reign explores how this self-effacing monarch navigated endless setbacks, family conflict and occasional triumphs throughout her 70 years as the Queen of England.

Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II by Robert Hardman        
With peerless access to members of the royal family, staff, friends, and royal records, renowned royal biographer Robert Hardman delves into the full story of one of the undisputed greats in a thousand years of monarchy.

The Crown in Vogue by Robin Muir and Josephine Ross
British Vogue has borne witness to a century of royal history and now presents an extensively illustrated tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family.

Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton
From the idyll of their cloistered early life, through their hidden war-time lives, into the divergent paths they took following their father's death and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne, this captivating dual biography follows Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret as they navigate life in the royal spotlight.

Diana, William, and Harry: The Heartbreaking Story of a Princess and Mother by James Patterson and Chris Mooney
From the moments William and Harry are born into the House of Windsor, they become their young mother’s whole world. Diana is faced with a seemingly impossible challenge: one son destined to be King of England and another determined to find his own way.  

The Lady Di Look Book: What Diana was Trying to Tell Us Through her Clothes by Eloise Moran
Through a rich and beautiful series of images, British fashion journalist Eloise Moran decodes Princess Diana’s outfits in this smart visual psychobiography of an icon.

The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown by Katie Nicholl
Nicholl provides a nuanced look at Elizabeth’s remarkable and unrivalled reign, the legacy she has handed down after her death, and where “The Firm” is headed as William and Kate present the modern faces of an ancient institution.

Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor by Valentine Low
This is a gripping account of how the royal family really operates from a journalist who has spent years studying them. Who really runs the show and, as Charles III begins his reign, what will happen next?

The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – the Truth and the Turmoil by Tina Brown
Discover the inside story of the British royal family’s battle to overcome the dramas of the Diana years – only to confront new, 21st century crises with the passing of Princess Margaret and Prince Philip, the spectacular downfall of Prince An­drew, and Harry and Meghan’s stunning decision to step back as senior royals.

Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War between the Windsors by Tom Bower
This internationally bestselling explosive tell-all reveals the inside story of Meghan Markle’s journey from minor actress and attempted activist to the woman powerful enough to drive a wedge within the British royal family.

Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan by Christopher Andersen
This long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Diana’s Boys explores the last 20 years in the lives of Princes William and Harry and the evolution of their relationship as adults, with one brother the designated heir, and the other doomed to life as the spare.

Battle of Brothers: William & Harry – the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult by Robert Lacey
Bestselling author and historical consultant to the award-winning Netflix series The Crown, Robert Lacey presents an unparalleled insider account of tumult, secrecy and schism in the royal family.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
This is the first epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives.

Spare by Harry, Prince, Duke of Sussex
Prince Harry tells his own side of the story with raw, unflinching honesty in this memoir full of insight, revelation, self-examination and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

Audience: Adult Seniors
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