The Maryland Heiresses

When three heiresses arrived in London in 1816, they took London society by storm. Their large fortunes would enable them to overcome two little drawbacks that might bar them from achieving advantageous marriages: they were American and Catholic. 

The Caton sisters

Getting Away with Murder

1941, Jocelyn Hay, Earl of Errol, was shot in Kenya. The death of the debauched jetsetter at the heart of Kenya’s Happy Valley set gave the tabloids a heyday and rumours were ripe. The murderer was never apprehended. A new book tries to pin down a new suspect. 

Alice Countess of Janze

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen of Indolence

A grueling, long, arduous, and taxing tour of ten full days tired poor Camilla before she even started on it to the extent she desperately needed to catch her breath. 

HRH Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (left)

Royal In-laws Aren’t Always What They Seem, Either

Royal families always seem quite remote and so completely above board. But the titles are not always as high flying as they sound. And previous history might prove to be not so Royal after all. This is the story of the parents of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth's grandmother.

Antoine De Saint Exupéry Solves the Riddle of the Lost Prince

60 years after his own death, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, solved the riddle of the lost Hereditary Prince Alexis at Bentheim and at Steinfurt by default. 

Alexis Prince zu Bentheim und zu Steinfurt

Waterloo: The Wellies Since Then

Weidenfeld & Nicholson just published Wellington: A Journey Through My Family by Jane Wellesley. The Right Honourable Lady Jane is the daughter of the present 8th Duke of Wellington and takes the reader a bit haphazardly but amusingly through 200 years of family history and anecdotes. 

The Lady is a Tramp and Not a Duchess

It seems that Prince Charles and Camilla are not a legally married couple. We all knew that Blair was a liar, but in that case, his lies might have gone a bit too far.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Queens Consort of England

Lisa Hilton wrote Queens Consort, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. The medieval lives of England’s Queens are presented in a well researched book. As a bonus, it’s a darn good read as well.