Fiction, historical fiction, history, Nonfiction

If You Liked The Empress

If you enjoyed the new Netflix show, The Empress, check out these imperial reads. Curated by Ashley Lee.

The Empress
by Gigi Griffis
The Accidental Empress
by Allison Pataki
Sisi: Empress on Her Own
by Allison Pataki


The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
The Splendor
Before the Dark
by Margaret George
Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran
Lionheart by
Sharon Kay Penman
The Last Empress
by Anchee Min
Last Island
by Tom Keneally
The Imperial Wife
by Irina Reyn
Margaret the First
by Danielle Dutton
Jerusalem’s Queen by Angela Hunt
The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander
the Great by
Steven Pressfield
The Romanov Empress: A Novel
of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by
C. W. Gortner
A Want of Kindness by Joanne Limburg


Livia, Empress of Rome: A Biography by Matthew Dennison
The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg archduke by Timothy Snyder
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
by Jung Chang
An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, Daughter of Queen Victoria, Wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm by
Hannah Pakula
Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex, and Power
by Virginia Rounding
The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History:
How Genghis Khan’s Mongols Almost Conquered the World by Thomas J. Craughwell

Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina by Virginia Rounding
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by
Helen Rappaport
by Johannes Fried
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I
by Miranda Carter

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