Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How to subscribe to Royalty Digest Quarterly

Royalty Digest Quarterly, the successor to Royalty Digest, is a quarterly scholarly publication on British and European royalty.  Historical pieces written by real experts such as Coryne Hall, Charlotte Zeepvat, Janet Ashton, Marion Wynn, among others.

  Subscribe to ROYALTY DIGEST QUARTERLY and get every issue as soon as they are published - in March, June, September and December.

Every issue has 64 pages - large format - and over 100 illustrations - many rare and never before published. Interesting articles, book reviews, genealogies and news.

Subscriptions (2016) are SEK 480 per year.

Approximately: 64 USD
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Connaught A Royal Family Album by Robert Golden

You must act quickly, and order Robert Golden's newest book, Connaught A Royal Family Album 
because it is absolutely terrific.   Golden, who writes a monthly column for Majesty Magazine, specializes in junior branches of the royal family, and has cultivated friendships and contacts among the descendants of these families.

The amazing photographs in this book were provided by Lady Saltoun, who offered Golden unfettered access to Lady Patricia Ramsay's photographs,  Charlotte Zeepvat, Robin Piguet, and, as a matter of transparency,  Marlene Eilers Koenig.  That would be me - and I provided about a dozen photographs.  I also gave genealogical information to publisher Ted Rosvall, for the descendants of the Duke of Connaught.  (Mr. Rosvall was the publisher of my books, Queen Victoria's Descendants and Queen Victoria's Descendants: A Companion Edition.)

This book also stands out because Ted Rosvall, as the publisher, has taken the time to make sure the layout looks professional.  The manuscript was checked by a professional editor before the book went to press, thus, avoiding a plethora of typos, misspellings, and inaccuracies.

A selection of the photos will be familiar to many as they were published in previous books or are in our postcard collections.  Other photographs are from private collections or royal archives offer new glimpses into the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, their three children, Margaret, Arthur, and Patricia, and their families.

One of my favorite photos is on page 93 showing the Duke and Duchess of Connaught with Princess Patricia and the family dog, Don, taken in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1915.  It is a formal, yet informal photograph of the family.  The Duke, crossing one leg over the other, looks dapper, while his wife, Louise Margaret, dressed simply, shows her age, and, her declining health.

Another photo, on page 107, was the Duke of Connaught's 1925 Christmas card -- a photo of the Duke with his daughter, Lady Patricia, and several grandchildren: Sandy Ramsay, Princess Ingrid and two of her brothers, Princes Bertil and Carl Johan.

The book also includes an updated genealogy of the Duke of Connaught's descendants.

Connaught A Royal Family Album is Bobby Golden's fourth book published by Rosvall, and it is a triumph.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Lost Tudor Princess The life of Lady Margaret Douglas

 I am looking forward to reading Alison Weir's newest book, The Lost Tudor Princess The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas. Weir is a biographer par excellence,  and is one of the best royal historians writing today.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

All I have to say is Yea!  David McIntosh's long-in-the-publishing-incubator book about the Bourbon-Two Sicilies dynasty has been published.   Royal Exiles in Cannes The Bourbons of the Two-Sicilies of the Villa Marie-Therese was published earlier this fall by ($48.95).  McIntosh and Arturo Beeche are listed as the book's co-authors .

The title refers to the villa in Cannes, where the family lived in a comfortable exile after King Francesco II lost his throne in 1861, a loss that led to a unified Italy and the house of Savoy on the throne. The home became the primary residence for the Count and Countess of Caserta and their large family.

This 200 plus page book is laden with amazing photographs of the descendants of the Two Sicilies lines - from the main to the collateral branches.   The sixteen chapters cover the male and female branches of the family.

Distaff members have married into other Catholic families including Wurttemberg, Bonapartes, Austria, Brazil, Waldburg zu Zeil, and into three Polish aristocratic families, Czartoryski, Lubomirski and Zamoyski.   All of these families ties make for grand weddings and very large parties.

The authors provide an educated discussion of the family quarrel over who heads the family, and acknowledges (thank you) for my exclusive, published on my other blog, Royal Musinsgs, on the reconciliation between the two main branches.

The photos are in a word: amazing.  Large groups, weddings, family photos, official portraits.
 Royal Exiles in Cannes has an encyclopedic range of material, a depth not seen in most photo books.

Mr.McIntosh's text more than complements the many photographs.   Royal Exiles in Cannes is one the best books ever produced by

It is largely impossible to find Eurohistory books in bookstores.  The best sources for ordering are Amazon and

Royal Exiles in Cannes is an excellent book.  A definite must have for your reading pleasure.

I have provided the links for your ordering ease.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A new biography about the Duke of Kent

I have  no other information about this book apart from it being self-published (using Amazon's CreateSpace.)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I did it my way - memoirs of Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Don't forget to order through my links .... those few pennies help!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The House of Thurn und Taxis

Oh, this will be a must have, I believe. Expect more information after the book is published ... and a gentle reminder, if you order the book through the link in the post or through the search box, I earn a few pennies.   Princess Mariae Gloria of Thurn und Taxis is one of the authors.  Todd Eberle took the photos.   Skira Rizzoli is the publisher.