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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #390 on: March 14, 2012, 03:56:10 PM »
I strongly recommend this book for Canadians and anyone interested in Canada's relationship with the monarchy

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-diamond-jubilee-book-reviews-3-the-secret-of-the-crown-canadas-affair-with-royalty-by-john-fraser/

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #394 on: August 20, 2012, 11:13:37 AM »
Interesting new scholarly book about the wives of Edward I, Edward II and Edward III in 14th century England

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-medieval-book-reviews-5-three-medieval-queens-queenship-and-the-crown-in-fourteenth-century-england-by-lisa-benz-st-john/

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #395 on: March 28, 2013, 11:22:25 AM »
Just saw this one on Amazon (not published yet). The title is a bit misleading since there were plenty of other women in between her and Wallis. :)

The Woman Before Wallis: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder by Andrew Rose

From the glittering dance halls of Paris during World War I to the maisons de rendezvous, luxurious châteaus in the French countryside, The Woman Before Wallis recounts the untold story of Prince Edward’s tempestuous affair with a Parisian courtesan and the scandalous aftermath that has remained secret until now.

Prince Edward was the future King of England when he famously abdicated his crown over his love for the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. But two decades earlier, he was an inexperienced young man, stationed behind the lines during World War I, socializing with the elite aristocracy of Europe while fellow soldiers were being shelled in the trenches. Gradually, the awkward young man, who was desperate to see action, became involved in a very different sort of action—when his path crossed with the queen of the Paris demimonde.

Marguerite Alibert was a beautiful but tough Parisian who had fought her way up from street gamine to a woman haut de gamme, possibly the highest-ranking courtesan in Paris. She entertained some of the richest and most powerful men in the world—from princes to pashas. When the inexperienced Prince Edward was introduced to the alluring Marguerite, he was instantly smitten. After their tumultuous love affair ended, Edward thought he was free of Marguerite, but he was wrong. Several years later, Marguerite murdered her husband—a wealthy Egyptian playboy—by shooting him three times in the back at the Savoy Hotel in London. When Marguerite stood trial for murder, Edward was at risk of having his affair and behavior during the war exposed. What happened next was kept from the public for decades, uncovered thanks to exceptional access to unpublished documents held in the Royal Archives and private collections in England and France.

About the Author
Andrew Rose is a historian and barrister who practiced law in London for twenty years and was a judge until 2008. His first book, Stinie: Murder on the Common, was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Nonfiction Award by the Crime Writers’ Association. He divides his time between London and France.
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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #396 on: March 28, 2013, 03:17:19 PM »
Sounds interesting...There are quite a lot of skeletons ion his cupboard.

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The Woman Before Wallis by Andrew Rose
« Reply #397 on: July 15, 2013, 10:58:49 AM »
My review of The Woman Before Wallis: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan and the Perfect Murder by Andrew Rose

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-woman-before-wallis-prince-edward-the-parisian-courtesan-and-the-perfect-murder-by-andrew-rose-review/

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
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« Reply #399 on: March 12, 2015, 07:47:23 AM »
Lotte Hoffmann-Kuhnt, who published the letters that Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia wrote to her friend Tony Becker in 2009, has published a new book.
It includes correspondence between Dr. Ernst Becker and various members of the British Royal Family and of the Grand-Ducal House of Hesse - about 450 letters in total.

Dr. Ernst Becker (1826-1888) was the editor's great-grandfather. He worked as a tutor to Prince Albert Edward and Prince Alfred and as secretary and librarian to Prince Albert. He was also an enthusiastic photographer.
Later, he worked as a private secretary to Princess Alice and as Geheimer Kabinettsrat in Darmstadt. He was the father of Tony Becker.

Editor:        HOFFMANN-KUHNT, Lotte
Title:          Dr. Ernst Becker - Briefe aus einem Leben im Dienste von Queen Victoria und ihrer Familie
Publisher:    Cardamina Verlag (Plaidt, Germany)
ISBN:          978-3-86424-231-1
Language:   German
Page count: 630 pages

http://www.cardamina.net/artikeldetails.php?aid=496&sprache=2

"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Books on British royalty (non-Tudor)
« Reply #400 on: May 02, 2015, 05:26:22 PM »
My first book, "Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada" was published by Dundurn Press today. The book includes lots of royal history from King John to Queen Elizabeth II. There's even a Russian history sidebar on attempts to limit Empress Anna Ivanovna's power.

To order directly from Dundurn Press:
https://www.dundurn.com/books/magna_carta_and_its_gifts_canada

On Amazon:
http://www.amazon.ca/Magna-Carta-Its-Gifts-Canada/dp/1459731123/

Thanks&Enjoy the book!

Carolyn Suzanne Harris