Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Book: Royal Collections – Great Britain

Our newest book, ROYAL COLLECTIONS,Volume I: Great Britain, is now listed on AMAZON.

It begins selling on Friday, April 1, 2016 – no joke!

The second book is the fist volume in what I expect will be a series that will take us several years to complete…The Eurohistory Archive has somewhere around 400,000 images of royalty from 1850-Present. To better share them, I came up with the idea of a photo book series, each volume covering one or more kingdoms. The first is dedicated to Great Britain and has the following chapters:

The Eurohistory Archive
Great Britain: A Brief History of the Royal House
Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
King Edward VII (1841-1910)
King George V (1865-1936)
King Edward VIII (1894-1972)
King George VI (1895-1952)
Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926)

The Junior Branches of the Royal Family
The Dukes of Gloucester 
The Dukes of Kent 
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Dukes of Connaught
The Dukes of Albany

The Old Royal Family
The Dukes of Cumberland
The Dukes of Cambridge

Extended Family
The Battenbergs: 
The Marquess Carisbrooke

The Tecks: 
The Marquesses of Cambridge 
The Earl of Athlone

The Mountbattens: 
The Marquesses of Milford Haven 
The Earls Mountbatten of Burma

Family Tree

The book has 461 rare photos and is 264-glossy pages!

The book is also available through:

Hoogstraten English Bookstore

Librairie Galignani:

Book Signing at Hoogstraten English Bookstore: April 16, 2016!

The ladies from Hoogstraten English Bookstore will be hosting a book signing for Arturo Beéche's latest book, ROYAL COLLECTIONS, Volume I: Great Britain.

This event is scheduled for April 16, 2016. Feel free to join us and bring your books to get autographed!

For further information please contact Ms Annet Bakker at:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Schedule of Lectures at Royal Gatherings in London 2016

Our London Conference starts in a little over a month!

Over the weekend we were able to finalize lecture times with all presenters. Now, with much interest, we share them with you ...


69 Southampton Road
London WC1B 4ET

Saturday, APRIL 9:

930-1015: ILANA MILLER (Royal Gatherings 3)
1030-11:15: JUDITH GRANT (Collecting Royal Ephemera)
1130-1215: CHARLOTTE ZEEPVAT (Letters written to a nurse by the Henrys of Prussia)


2:00-2:45: HRH PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT – Quicksilver: A Novel (Anjou 3)
3:00-3:45: JOHN ROHL (Kaiser Wilhelm II and Sarajevo)
4:00-4:45: SUSAN SYMONS (Schloß II)
5:00-5:30: Closing/overtime

Sunday, APRIL 10:

930-1015: OPEN
1030-11:15: JANET ASHTON (King Alexander of Yugoslavia)
1130-1215: PHILIP MANSEL (Splendours and Catastrophes of the French Monarchy 1800-1870)


2:00-2:45: TOBIE MATHEW (Bolshevik and other propaganda against Tsar Nicholas II)
3:00-3:45: TESSA DUNLOP (Queen Marie of Romania)
4:00-4:45: CHARLES STEWART (The Windsors 1916-2016: Making A Tradition of Change)
5:00-5:30: Closing/overtime


As our costs have increased and we have put together such an impressive list of speakers, the fee for 2016 will be £125.00 or $200.00 per person.

Cancellations are only allowed up until March 1. Any cancellation after that date, forfeits the attendance unless medical reasons are involved. In this case, we would address such a matter on an individual basis.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.


All reservations MUST be done by contacting us (Arturo Beéche) at: – As we have royalty joining us, we must be mindful of security issues just to be extra safe, while ensuring that HRH Princess Michael of Kent has a memorable and enjoyable visit with us.

Once you notify us of your intention to participate in this unique gathering, we can arrange for you to pay the attendance fee in various ways, including a charge to your credit card, PAYPAL, Sterling cheques or US$ checks.


We are setup to accept 65 participants. We have fewer than 10 spaces left. Please do not delay in contacting us as we expect to sell out sooner rather than later!


Both the Grants and Hoogstraten will join Katrina Warne in offering amazing items to us all. Katrina will be, as last year, in charge of selling Eurohistory’s stock, while Hoogstraten English Bookstore will bring an even larger selection of titles to entice you all!

The Grants, certainly, will tempt us with many wonderful little jewels!


As was the case last year, we have chosen the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Hotel just across the street. The rate granted to us, inclusive of breakfast, is £169.00. RESERVATIONS must be made through us, but the guests pays the hotel directly.,

Contact Information:
Arturo Beeche
Telephone: 1-510-757-5244

Katrina Warne

Mail address:
The EuroHistory Journal
Kensington House Books
6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights CA 94805-1618

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Best to all, Arturo

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Book: From Tyranny to Freedom – Memoirs of Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth (former Princess Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)

It is with much delight that we announce the publication of our 23rd book: From Tyranny to Freedom: The Memoirs of Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth, Former Princess Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Mrs. Richard C. B. Whitten).

From Freedom to Tyranny - "Memoirs of My Life" comprise the reminiscences of Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth, the first wife of Prince Friedrich Josias, youngest son and heir of Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was, quite likely, the first German female of royal lineage to marry an American officer, Captain Richard "Dick" Whitten, whom she met early in 1947. Their love affair seemed like a whirlwind and by November the couple joined their destinies and settled down to a long marriage. Viktoria-Luise was an amazing woman. 

Independent-minded, strong-willed, never easily defeated, she sought to rebuild her life on her own terms, while always keeping in mind the needs of her son, who stood to inherit the sizable legacy of the Dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She grasped that life had changed for those in her milieu and sought to make the best of it. She fell in love with an US Army Captain, an attractive man who promised to take her on a new adventure in a faraway land. Viktoria-Luise jumped head-in, seized the moment, and built a new life. 

As with everything she tackled, she was thoroughly successful. Her unique position, provided by background and connections, makes her story even more appealing. Raised in a fairly conventional and old-world environment, she embraced love outside her circle and built a life not only in a new country, but also in a faraway continent. The memoirs provide a candid, detailed and eye-opening window into a world of privilege now gone. They are tribute to a human being who in spite of losing nearly all, rose from the ashes of a destroyed Europe to live a happy, admirable and fulfilled existence.

Handsomely illustrated with 80 rare photographs, most from the late author's private albums, this unique memoir provides the reader with a window into the rarefied world of German royalty and aristocrat during the interwar years!

We expect that the book will be sold through our usual venues (Hoogstraten English Bookstore, MAJESTY, Galignani, Rosvall Royal Books and Hatchard's).

Meanwhile, has the listing open and the book is ready to ship!

You may purchase the book directly from us at Eurohistory by emailing: