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Packard, Jerrold M.

Summary: Packard closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off more for political advantage than for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother to the throne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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Cadbury, Deborah

Summary: An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B VICTORIA CAD

Weir, Alison.

Summary: Profiles the oft-married English monarch and the women that came to define him through marriage, detailing their little-known histories and personalities. "Brilliantly written and meticulously researched...Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures." Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was married to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 1991

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 942.052 WEI

Fraser, Antonia

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1994

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 942.052 FRA

Morton, Andrew

Summary: Provides an inside look at Prince William and Kate Middleton, delving into their backgrounds, their meeting as students at the University of St Andrews, the ups and downs of their relationship, their engagement, and their wedding.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 WILLIAM & CATHERINE MOR

1 hold on 10 copies

Summary: Season two follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO

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5 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

Morton, Andrew

Summary: Before she was the woman who enticed a king from his throne, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish girl from Baltimore. Morton shows how she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine, taking us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and London. "Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINDSOR, WALLIS WARFIELD MOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WINDSOR MOR

Sebba, Anne.

Summary: A portrait of the divorcée maligned for her marriage to the abdicated Edward VIII discusses the impoverished early life that fueled her ambitions, theories about her alleged personality disorder, and her posthumous status as a female empowerment icon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINDSOR, WALLIS, DUCHESS OF SEB

Summary: The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne... a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD CRO NOT RATED

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2 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Cr 1

47 holds on 12 copies

Summary: Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD Fa

Summary: The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2018

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3 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV VIC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Vi 2

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD VIC NOT RATED

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Summary: Lucy Worsley re-stages the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, including the most important elements of the ceremony and the celebrations, scouring archival materials and Queen Victoria's diaries for the details. Lucy also tells the story of Victoria and Albert's courtship and engagement as she reveals how this one extraordinary event helped to invent modern marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2019

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Foreman, Amanda

Summary: Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 GEORGIANNA FOR

Foreman, Amanda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2000

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 DEV

Penman, Sharon Kay.

Summary: A novel about the English king Henry II and his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEN

Carroll, Leslie

Summary: Explores the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including how they each grew up, how their romance progressed, and what their future might hold.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CAR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CAR

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Morhain, Jorge Claudio

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story, Dorian Gray hides a monstrous secret in his attic--a portrait that ages and shows the results of his hedonistic and selfish lifestyle while he remains ever-youthful and handsome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 MOR

Carnarvon, Fiona

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2012

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 942.271 CARNAVON, ALMINA, COUNTESS OF CARNARVON Car

Martin, Ralph G.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 CHARLES & DIANA MAR

Hochschild, Adam.

Summary: Presents a history of World War I, focusing on the moral conflict between the proponents of the war and its critics in Great Britain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.341 HOC

Summary: This videodisc presents the rarely dramatized, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII's nearly 40 year, omnipotent reign (1509-1547). In addition to his famous female consorts and 20+ year marriage to Catherine of Aragon and to the infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves in to Henry's most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TUD

Weir, Alison

Summary: A profile of the niece of Henry VIII reveals her contributions to sixteenth century politics, covering her two affairs, arrangement of her son's marriage to Mary Queen of Scots, and role in securing the English throne for her grandson, Scotland's James VI.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LENNOX, MARGARET DOUGLAS WEI

Gregory, Philippa

Summary: "The story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII's stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VIII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter--Sir...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gregory 2014