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Thursday 14th April 2016

New History of Royals magazine cements Imagine’s place in history

History of Royals is the third magazine in Imagine Publishing’s history portfolio, making it a force to be reckoned with in the history sector

Imagine Publishing today announced the launch of History of Royals, the third title in the publisher’s history portfolio, which includes All About History and History of War, as well as a growing bookazine range.

Delivering incredible stories of the world’s most iconic – and infamous – monarchs, History of Royals is perfectly timed for the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as forthcoming TV dramas dedicated to royal history: ITV’s Victoria, Netflix’s The Crown and French series Versailles, which will air on BBC2 in May.

Written and researched by top historians and filled with incredible artwork, History of Royals issue 1 leads with an examination of one of England’s most debated and divisive monarchs, Richard III, as well as massive decade-by-decade celebration of Elizabeth II’s incredible life and reign so far.

Also inside, discover the secrets of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s new life in exile after World War I, how King Ludwig II of Bavaria built a palace fit for fairy tales, and the dental nightmare behind Marie Antoinette’s wedding prep.

James Hoare, Editor in Chief of History of Royals, said, “We’re always looking to feed our readers’ passion for new perspectives on some of history’s most compelling subjects. From the Ancient World to World War I, kings, queens, princes and princesses have set events in motion. Their whims, feuds, scandals and desires changed the fate of nations and History of Royals will tell those stories.”

“Everything about this feels right” added Aaron Asadi, Publishing Director, “Right sector, right time and the right team. Through our huge success with related bookazines we know there’s a real desire at the newsstand, and the sheer, dazzling quality of this magazine will more than satisfy.”

Priced at £4.99, History of Royals will be on shelves 14 April at high street magazine retailers such as WH Smith, independents, and all major supermarkets.

Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing multimedia content producers. Formed in May 2005, Imagine now publishes 20 regular print magazines, 30 digital apps, 25 websites, over 300 bookazines and thousands of articles every month in the technology, knowledge/science, videogames and photography markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.

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