An Unusual Journey Through Royal History Volume II [NOOK Book]

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An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Volume II

In the second volume of her Kindle best-selling eBook, An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Victoria Mart?nez invites readers on an even broader journey through history and around the world to explore overlooked and uncommon aspects of royalty. In her dual quest to gratify history lovers and royal watchers and to make converts out of those who usually find history boring or stuffy, ...
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Overview

An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Volume II

In the second volume of her Kindle best-selling eBook, An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Victoria Martínez invites readers on an even broader journey through history and around the world to explore overlooked and uncommon aspects of royalty. In her dual quest to gratify history lovers and royal watchers and to make converts out of those who usually find history boring or stuffy, Victoria combines her skill for historical research with a writing style peppered with equal parts of wisdom and wit.

In addition to the countries one would expect to find in a book about historic royalty, like Britain and France, Victoria takes readers to lesser known monarchies such as: Württemberg, where they’ll meet the corpulent ruling family of the German Grand Duchy of Württemberg; Bohemia, where the descendents of “Good King Wenceslas” ruled for centuries; and Hawaii, with its surfing Victorian princess.

In other chapters, readers will go inside palace doors to experience what life was like for the sisters and daughters of “Mad King George,” experience the inner workings of a royal wedding, learn what it’s like to receive gifts like a royal, and live the life of the British queen who liked other people’s things a little too much.

As with Volume I of “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History,” each of the 14 chapters of Volume II tells a unique story that will leave readers with a sense that they not only know royal history – and enjoy it – but have also journeyed through it and met the royals personally.

“In her third collection of articles, Tori Martínez again turns her lively style and humour to royal topics, bringing many obscure facts to her readers’ attention with her usual erudite irreverence. From Princess Margaret to George III’s cloistered offspring, a plethora of royal ladies and other royal topics emerge from these pages in new lights, to entertain Tori’s regular readers and introduce her to new ones.” – Janet Ashton, author of "The German Woman" and co-author of "The Grand Dukes"
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Greg Kin
“In An Unusual Journey through Royal History, Victoria Martínez provides an interesting, fascinating look at the complex lives of a galaxy of remarkable royal figures. Filled with insight, wit, and sympathy, she offers an intriguing glimpse of many lesser-known figures in history in a captivating narrative that spans the middle ages to the modern era."

Greg King, author of The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013862234
  • Publisher: Who Dares Wins Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Unusual Royal History , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 187,511
  • File size: 394 KB

Meet the Author

Victoria (Tori) V. Martínez researches and writes about history, both from her current home in Texas and on her frequent trips abroad with her husband David. Tori, an American, likes to joke that she only married David, a Spaniard she met in England, because his knowledge of seven languages helps her immensely in her historical research.
Tori works as a freelance public relations professional, which allows her to travel, research and write. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Texas Woman's University and her graduate degree in Applied Technology, Training and Development from The University of North Texas. After working in the corporate world for several years, Tori realized her passion for writing about history was what made her happy, so she packed up her life in America and spent two years living abroad.

Although fate currently has her living back in the U.S., she spends as much time as possible writing, researching and traveling. Her historical writing has been published online at sites like the Unofficial Royalty website and TimeTravel-Britain.com, and in print journals such as The European Royal History Journal, Royalty Digest Quarterly and The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Society Quarterly. She also served as a historical consultant for the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play, “The Windsor Jewels,” a subject she has written about extensively.

“An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Volume I” was her first book and was published in April 2011. Her second book, “The Royal W.E. Unique Glimpses of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor,” was published in June 2011. A combined print book of both volumes of “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History” is due to be published in January 2012.
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