Adult Book Lists: Spirited Sovereigns

[Printable book list]

Cleopatra VII: Egypt

Colin Falconer / FIC FALCONER
When We Were Gods: A Novel of Cleopatra

Colleen McCullough / FIC MCCULLOU
Antony and Cleopatra (also in large print)

Nonfiction about Cleopatra VII under B CLEOPATR such as:

Stacy Schiff / B CLEOPATR
Cleopatra: A Life

Boadicea/Boudica: Celtic Chieftain (Britain)

Manda Scott / SF SCOTT
Boudica series
Dreaming the Eagle
Dreaming the Bull
Dreaming the Hound
Dreaming the Serpent-Spear

Nonfiction about Boadicea/Boudica:

DVD 936.204
Warrior Queen Boudica

Empress Theodora: Byzantine Empire

Stella Duffy / FIC DUFFY
Empress Theodora series
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore
The Purple Shroud

Nonfiction about Empress Theodora:

Enno Franzius / 945.5 FRANZUIS
History of the Byzantine Empire: Mother of Nations

Cyril A. Mango / 949.5 MANGO
Byzantium: The Empire of New Rome

Empress Matilda: Holy Roman Empire/England

Sharon Kay Penman / FIC PENMAN
When Christ and His Saints Slept (part of the Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine series)

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
The Passionate Enemies

Nonfiction about Empress Matilda:

Helen Castor / 942.0099 CASTOR
She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

She-Wolves: England's Early Queens

Eleanor of Aquitaine: France and England

Christy English / FIC ENGLISH
To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Norah Lofts / FIC LOFTS
Eleanor the Queen

Anne O'Brien / FIC OBRIEN
Queen Defiant

Sharon Kay Penman / FIC PENMAN
Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine series
When Christ and His Saints Slept
Time and Chance
Devil's Brood

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
The Courts of Love
The Plantagenet Prelude

Nonfiction about Eleanor of Aquitaine found under:

Marion Meade / 942.031 MEADE
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

B ELEANOR such as:

Ralph V. Turner / B ELEANOR
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England

Isabella of Castile: Spain

C.W. Gortner / FIC GORTNER
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile

Norah Lofts / FIC LOFTS
Crown of Aloes

Lawrence L. Schoonover / FIC SCHOONOV
The Queen's Cross: A Biographical Romance of Queen Isabella of Spain

Nonfiction about Isabella of Castile:

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto / 946.03092 FERNANDE
Ferdinand and Isabella

Anne Boleyn: England

Suzannah Dunn / FIC DUNN
The Queen of Subtleties

Norah Lofts / FIC LOFTS
The Concubine

Robin Maxwell / FIC MAXWELL
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
Murder Most Royal (about Catharine Howard, too)

Nonfiction about Anne Boleyn found under:

G.W. Bernard / 942.052092 BERNARD
Anne Boleyn

Retha M. Warnicke / 942.052092 WARNICKE
The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

B ANNE such as:

Alison Weir / B ANNE
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Catharine Howard: England

Suzannah Dunn / FIC DUNN
The Confession of Katherine Howard

Carolly Erickson / FIC ERICKSON
The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife

Diane Haeger / FIC HAEGER
The Queen's Mistake: In the Court of Henry VIII

Sarah A. Hoyt / FIC HOYT
No Will But His: A Novel of Kathryn Howard

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
The Rose Without a Thorn

Nonfiction about Catharine Howard and the other wives of Henry VIII:

David Starkey / 942.052 STARKEY
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

Catherine de Medici: France

C. W. Gortner / FIC GORTNER
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

Jeanne Kalogridis / FIC KALOGRID
The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
Catherine de Medici series
Madame Serpent
The Italian Woman
Queen Jezebel

Nonfiction about Catherine de Medici:

Leonie Frieda / 944.028 FRIEDA
Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France

Mark Strage / 944.028 S
Women of Power: The Life and Times of Catherine de Medici

Mary Tudor (or Mary I): England

Suzannah Dunn / FIC DUNN
The Queen's Sorrow

Julianne Lee / FIC LEE
Her Mother's Daughter

Nonfiction about Mary Tudor:

Anna Whitelock / 942.05 WHITELOC
Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen

Maureen Waller / 942.0099 WALLER
Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England

Elizabeth I: England

Margaret George / FIC GEORGE
Elizabeth I (also on audiobook)

Margaret Irwin / FIC IRWIN
Elizabeth Trilogy
Young Bess : The Girl Who Would Be Queen
Elizabeth, Captive Princess: 2 Sisters, 1 Throne
Elizabeth and the Prince of Spain

Rosalind Miles / FIC MILES
I, Elizabeth

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
Queen of This Realm

Alison Weir / FIC WEIR
The Lady Elizabeth (also in large print and on audiobook)

Nonfiction about Elizabeth I are under B ELIZABET such as:

Alison Weir / B ELIZABET
The Life of Elizabeth I

Jane Dunn / 942.055 DUNN
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

Mary, Queen of Scots: Scotland

Carolly Erickson / FIC ERICKSON
The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

Margaret George / FIC GEORGE
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

Philippa Gregory / FIC GREGORY
The Other Queen (also in large print)

Reay Tannahill / FIC TANNAHIL
Fatal Majesty: A Novel of Mary, Queen of Scots

Nonfiction about Mary, Queen of Scots:

Jean Plaidy / 941.105 PLAIDY
Mary Queen of Scots: The Fair Devil of Scotland

J. A. Guy / 941.105092 GUY
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

Catherine the Great: Russia

Eva Stachniak / FIC STACHNIA
The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great

Nonfiction about Catherine the Great under B CATHERIN such as:

Robert K. Massie / B CATHERIN
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

Marie Antoinette: France

Carolly Erickson / FIC ERICKSON
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette

Juliet Grey / FIC GREY
Marie Antoinette series
Becoming Marie Antoinette
Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

Victoria Holt / FIC HOLT
Queen's Confession

Sena Jeter Naslund / FIC NASLUND
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

Nonfiction about Marie Antoinette under B MARIE such as:

Antonia Fraser / B MARIE
Marie Antoinette: The Journey

Vincent Cronin / 944.035 C
Louis and Antoinette

Josephine Bonaparte: France

Carolly Erickson / FIC ERICKSON
The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise

F. W. Kenyon / FIC KENYON
The Emperor's Lady, A Novel Based on the Life of the Empress Josephine

Nonfiction about Josephine Bonaparte:

Theo Aronson / 920 ARONSON
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story

B JOSEPHIN such as:

Andrea Stuart / B JOSEPHIN
The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

Victoria I: England

Carolyn Meyer / YP FIC MEYER
Victoria Rebels

Jean Plaidy / FIC PLAIDY
The Queen's Husband
Victoria Victorious

Tyler Whittle / FIC WHITTLE
The Young Victoria

Nonfiction about Josephine Bonaparte:

B VICTORIA such as:

Giles St. Aubyn / B VICTORIA
Queen Victoria: A Portrait

Kate Williams / 941.081 WILLIAMS
Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch