I asked author and broadcaster Hugo Vickers a few questions about The Quest for Queen Mary. He graciously answered my questions, seen below. For my review of the book, click here. What or who inspired you to edit James Pope-Hennessy’s notes for the Queen Mary book? HV: I had always loved the original 1959 biography – first read by me in… Read More
The Quest For Queen Mary James Pope-Hennessy | Edited by Hugo Vickers Author and royalty expert Hugo Vickers brings us an exciting new book from the research of James Pope-Hennessy. The Quest for Queen Mary encapsulates Pope-Hennessy’s extensive research notes and interviews he conducted to write Queen Mary’s official biography. The biography was published in 1959 to wide acclaim. Thanks to Vickers… Read More
Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed The present Marquess and Marchioness Townshend are sharing their family’s home with the public for the first time. The 400-year-old country house is revealed in this extensively researched and beautifully photographed book by Dr. Michael Ridgdill. This book serves as the first comprehensive survey of the house, its history, and its noble family… Read More
Thanks for playing, everyone! We have two winners: Jan, who will be receiving a signed copy of William Kuhn’s “Prince Harry: Boy to Man” and Betsy, who will receive a signed copy of Kuhn’s “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”. Congratulations to both!
The Duke of Normandy went down in history when he invaded England and killed their king. At that moment, he became William “the Conqueror”. Thanks to author Tracy Borman, we also know more about William’s powerful consort, Matilda. She was part and parcel of why William was able to launch a successful invasion at all. This book details why. Duke… Read More
Author William Kuhn gives us a sneak-peek at his new novel, Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The book focuses on Harry’s raucous adventures and his personal growth while in the military. The year is 2007, Harry’s twenty-three and he has problems he can’t handle alone. The army considers him a risk. The media thinks he’s a brat. Girls like him… Read More