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The following is a few references that were used in The Raucous Royals. For the complete bibliography, resource notes, and art credits please see page 62 of the book.

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Vlad Dracula
Bloodlines, The Dracula Family Tree. DVD. A&E Television Networks, 2003.
In Search of History, The Real Dracula. DVD. A&E Television Networks, 1998.
Ancient Mysteries, Vampires. DVD. A&E Television Networks, 1994.
Mackenzie, Richard. “Vlad Tepes: Ruthless Ruler.” Renaissance Magazine,Vol 11 #4. Issue #50, pp. 34-35.
Florescu, Radu & McNally, Raymond. Dracula, Prince of Many Faces, His Life and His Times. New York, NY: Back Bay Books, 1989.

Richard III
Weir, Alison. The Princes in the Tower. London: Pimlico, 1992.
The Richard III Society: [Accessed December 17, 2006]
Richards, Jeffrey. The Riddle of Richard III. History Today, August 1983, pp. 18-25.
Brotton, Jerry. Shakespeare The King Maker. BBC History Magazine, December 2006, pp. 45-47.

Henry VIII
Great Kings of England: King Henry VIII. DVD. Kultur Video, 2006.
Weir, Alison. Henry VIII and his Court. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 2002.
Maclean Kybett, Susan. “Henry VIII - A Malnourished King?” History Today, September 1989, pp. 19-25.
Fletcher, David. Henry VIII. Hove, East Sussex, Wayland Publishers, 1976.

Anne Boleyn & Anne of cleves
Warnicke, Retha M. The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (July 26, 1991).
Thurston, Robert W. “The World, The Flesh and the Devil.” History Today, November 2006, pp. 51-57.
Weir, Alison. The Six wives of Henry VIII, New York, NY: Grove Press, 2000
The Wives of Henry VIII. DVD. Channel Four Television Corporation, 2001
The World of Royalty. King Henry VIII and his Wives., [Accessed December 1, 2006]
Herny VIII, Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn. Boston, MA: J. W. Luce & Company, 1906.

Mary Queen of Scots
Harlot or Martyr? The Case of Mary Stuart. VHS. Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999.
Mumby, Frank Arthur. The Fall of Mary Stuart: A Narrative in Contemporary Letters. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922.
Sitwell, Edith, Dame. The Queens and the Hive. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1962.
Simon Singh. The code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary Queen of Scots to quantum cryptography. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1999.
Fraser, Antonia. Mary Queen of Scots, London: Phoenix Press, 1969.
Marie Stuart Society, 2001. The World of Mary Queen of Scots. [Accessed November 18 2006]
Bold, Alan Norman. Mary, Queen of Scots. Hove, England: Wayland Publishers, 1977.

Elizabeth I
Jenkins, Elizabeth. Elizabeth the Great. New York, NY: Coward-McCann, 1958.
TudorCast. Podcast. Lara Eakins. [Accessed November 1, 2006]
Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen. DVD. Biography, 2004.
Dunn, Jane. Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens. New York, NY: Randon House, 2004.
In Search of Shakespeare. DVD. PBS, 2004.
Elizabeth I. Heather Thomas. [Accessed November 29, 2006]
Folger Shakespeare Library. [Accessed November 20, 2006]
Chamberlin, Frederick. The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth. London: John Lane; New York, Dodd, Mead and company, 1923.
Hanover College, Department of History. Culbertson, Katherine E. Elizabeth I: The Most Elusive Bride in History,, [Accessed November 10, 2006]
Channel Four Television Corporation. Liane Jones, Steve Platt, Aleks Sierz. Elizabeth’s Pirates., [Accessed November 1, 2006]
Marcus, Leah S., Mueller, Janel. Rose, Beth. Elizabeth I Collected Works, Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2000.
MacDonogh, Katharine. Reigning Cats and Dogs. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

Louis XIV
Lewis, W. H. The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1997.
The National Maritime Museum, London, Beauty in the 17th Century, [Accessed January 15, 2007]
Wilkinson, Richard. “The Man in the Golden Mask.” History Review, December 2006, pp. 45-46.
Mitford, Nancy. The Sun King. New York, NY: Harper & Row Publisher, 1966.
Fraser, Antonia. Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King. New York, NY: Nan A. Talese, 2006.

Peter the great
Peter the Great: The Tyrant Reformer. DVD. A&E Home Video, 2005.
Russia - Land of the Tsars. DVD. A&E Home Video, 2003.
Massie, Robert K. Peter the Great, his life and world. New York, NY: Knopf, 1980.

Marie Antoinette
Lever, Evelyne. Marie Antoinette, The Last queen of France. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
Marie Antoinette. DVD. PBS, David Grubin Productions, Inc., 2006.
The French Revolution. DVD. History Channel, 2005.
Covington, Richard. “From Beloved to Beheaded: The Real Marie Antoinette”, Smithsonian, November 2006, pp. 56-65.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Meyer, Arline. “Re-dressing Classical Statuary, the Eighteenth-Century ‘Hand-in-Waistcoat’ Portrait.” The Art Bulletin, March 1995. p. 45.
Steckel, Richard H. Health and Nutrition in the Preindustrial Era: Insights from a Millennium of Average Heights in Northern Europe,, [Accessed January 15, 2007]
Markham, J. David. Napoleon for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: For Dummies, 2005.
Napoleon 101. Podcast. David Markham and Cameron Reilly, [Accessed November 1, 2006]
Napoleon: The Myth, The Battles, The Legend. DVD. Bfs Entertainment, 2001.
Napoleon. DVD. PBS, 2000.
Bryant, Mark, “The Scourge of Napoleon.” History Today, August 2006, pp. 58-59.

Catherine the great
Catherine the Great. DVD. PBS, 2006
Henderson, Simon. Catherine the Great: Enlightened Empress?, History Review, March 2005, pp. 14 – 19.
De Madariaga, Isabel. Catherine the Great: A Personal View. History Today, November 2001, pp. 45 - 51.
Troyat, Henri. Catherine the Great. New York, NY: Dutton, 1980.

George III
Live Science. Doctors Poisoned Crazy King George, Study Finds. [Accessed January 24, 2007]
A Web of English History. The age of George III. [Accessed January 14, 2007]
Macalpine, Ida. George III and the Mad-Business. New York : Pantheon Books, 1970.



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