Sometimes you just want to read a book that is about a small segment of someone's life. In this case, the last days of someone. Here is a list of books that cover the last period of our historical figures lives or relate to them in some way. I haven't read most of these, so don't hold me to it. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir – NF examines the last 4 months of her life
The Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy – Anne looking back on her life while in the Tower
The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy – Katherine looking back on her life while in Tower
The Captive Queen of Scots by Jean Plaidy – the life of Mary from captivity in Lochleven castle until the end
The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots: A Brief History with Documents by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis – NF focuses on the treason trial and execution of Mary
The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy by Munro Price – NF examines politics of the Revolution and the family’s failed attempt to escape France
Flaunting Extravagant Queen by Jean Plaidy – follows Marie Antoinette from her marriage to her death
Nine Days a Queen: The Short Life and Reign of Lady Jane Grey by Ann Rinaldi – YA – Jane retells her tale from beyond the grave
A Coffin for King Charles: The Trial and Execution of Charles I by C. V. Wedgewood – NF – Trial and execution
The Trial of Charles I: A Documentary History by David Lagomarsino – NF – Documentary account and first hand retelling of trial
The King’s Trial: Louis XVI vs. The French Revolution by David P. Jordan – NF – looks at Louis XVI from when he surrenders his crown until his execution
Regicide and Revolution: Speeches at the Trial of Louis XVI by Michael Walzer – NF – speeches
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