The First Iron Lady A Life of Caroline of Ansbach

History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as ‘the cleverest queen consort Britain ever...

Queen Victoria A life of contradictions

A fresh, witty, accessible life of Queen Victoria. Not since Lytton Strachey has the irony, contradictions and influence of this Queen been treated with such flourish or...

The Last Princess

Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, later Princess Henry of Battenberg, was the last-born—in 1866—of Victoria and Albert's children and she would outlive all of her...

Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but she was never straightforward. Her life...