Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Advance Copies of Royal Gatherings 2 Arrived!

Today, to our great relief, we were delivered of the first 100 copies of ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914-1939!

These copies will be first sold at the book signing arranged by Ms Bakker at Hoogstraten English Bookstore in The Hague (April 18, 2015) and then at our royalty conference, ROYAL GATHERINGS in London. April 25-26!

The bulk of the order is expected at our office by month's end!

Very exciting to peruse through the pages of the first of the six books we hope to publish in 2015!

And, allow me to say, it's a beauty!

UK: Prince George of Cambridge says "Daddy is not here" as he opens the China cabinet

Cute story told by the Duchess of Cambridge when her son heard that Daddy was in China...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Last Seats Available at Royal Gatherings in London!

We have the last few spaces left at the ROYAL GATHERINGS in London royal conference..if interested in attending, let us know!

For more information email us: or

Friday, April 3, 2015

EUROHISTORY: New Book: Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal

Sabrina Pollock, co-author of the very successful The Nassaus of Luxembourg (Eurohistory, 2014), brings to us a first English-language biography of Maria Pia, consort of King Luis I of Portugal.

MARIA PIA – QUEEN OF PORTUGAL is a fascinating study of an equally interesting royal figure that has been ignored by most English-language royal authors. The book not only examines the life of this complicated royal lady, but also brings to us a view into into a the last decades of the moribund Portuguese monarchy, overthrown in 1910.

Handsomely illustrated and well-researched, the author visiting Portugal's national archives, MARIA PIA – QUEEN OF PORTUGAL promises to be one of the most intriguing royal stories published recently!

Our reviewers best described the book as, "simply spell-binding...I knew nothing about Maria Pia and while reading Ms. Pollock's book, I could not put it down." "It brings to life the story of a fascinating woman, a beacon of fashion and intrigue at a court facing insurmountable is as if the stars were lined to guarantee her doom!"

MARIA PIA – QUEEN OF PORTUGAL heads to printing in a week and we expect to receive copies of the book in May 2015.

For further information, you may contact our offices at:

6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805

Ph: 510-236-1730


Monday, March 30, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Royal Gatherings in London

Dear Friends,

I am sharing with you more information about the upcoming ROYAL GATHERINGS in London conference…

We have a Facebook page ...


We gather on April 25 at 930am. We expect to be done by 530-600pm.

On April 26, we will begin at 9:30am and expect to conclude by 530-600pm.

Each lecture will last between 40-45 minutes and will be followed by about 15-20 minutes of open discussion and question time. We feel it is EXTREMELY important to open the floor to the participants to address questions and listen to meaningful contributions that you all surely can add!


We have hired the conference room at renowned philatelists and medalists SPINK, an amazingly respectable company founded in London 1666 and holders of two Royal Warrants!

Their address is: 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET


The cost of the weekend conference is £80.00 (if payable by Sterling cheque) or £85.00 (if payable by Paypal or credit card). Lunch and dinner are not included in this price, but refreshments in the morning and afternoon will be provided.

IMPORTANT: We have a limited number of seats. Since we made the initial announcement awe have about half of these either reserved or on hold. Your seat WILL NOT be guaranteed until payment is received. Once the seats are all sold out, we CANNOT make further accommodations. PLEASE do not delaying letting us know if you plan to attend. We are three seats away from full capacity!


All bookings MUST be done through Arturo Beeche, either by emailing us at or

You can also phone EUROHISTORY’s office in California at 1-510-236-1730 or call Ms. Warne in the UK at 01483-474-303


1. By Sterling cheque: Please mail £80.00 cheque payable to Ms. KATRINA WARNE at: 12 Lockswood, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0HL, United Kingdom

2. By Paypal: Send £85.00 to:

3. By Credit card: Email us at or to make arrangements. If you need us to call you, just send us an email with your phone information and we will contact you ASAP.


Arturo Beéche, Founder & President
6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805 USA
Phone: 510-236-1730


MS Katrina Warne
12 Lockswood
Brookwood, Woking
Surrey GU24 0HL
United Kingdom
Phone: 01483-474303


1. Hugo Vickers – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Sisters

2. Stefano Papi – The Jewels of Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna

3. Ilana Miller – Royal Gatherings II (book to be launched at the conference)

4. Coryne Hall – Bavaria’s Last King – Crown Prince Rupprecht

5. Janet Ashton – The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II

6. Katrina Warne – Bourbon and Habsburg Legacy – Spain’s Magnificent Royal Palaces

7. Susan Symons – Schloß (Volume 2)

8. Katie Tice – The Kaiser’s Daughters-in-Law

9. Arturo Beéche – The Coburg-Kohary Debacle: The Spoliation of One of Europe’s Largest Fortunes

There is a chance that another very well-known speaker may be able to join us. If so, we will move the daily schedule accordingly!


Our partners at Hoogstraten Booksellers will be on hand to sell a selection from their excellent offerings. Ms Bakker will be in charge of sales of Rosvall Royal Books’s various offerings.

Ms Warne will be in charge of selling EUROHISTORY’s various offerings.

Two other vendors, one offering royal memorabilia and another selling his books collection will be participating.

If attendees wish to exchange royal collectibles and ephemera, we encourage you to do so.


While our conferences in San Francisco and The Hague take place at hotels, London’s conference does not. Bloomsbury is filled with many available options in this department. WE URGE you to make your accommodations ASAP as this weekend coincides with the London Marathon. Although that event is not where we are gathering, surely rooms will go fast!

We hope to see you partake of what will become a yearly venue in London.

Best wishes, Arturo, Ian and Katrina

Friday, March 27, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Our New Facebook Shop is Up and Running!

Eventually, we plan to have every single book sold by EUROHISTORY listed on our Facebook page's bookstore!

For now, we have uploaded about a dozen titles and more will be uploaded this weekend!

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WIED: Fürst Carl zu Wied (1961-2015)

Carl, the Head of the mediatized dynasty of Wied, passed away at Neuwied on 12 March 2015.

Born at Neuwied, the family seat, in 1961, Carl was the second son of the Fürst of Wied, Friedrich Wilhelm (1931-2000), and of his first wife, the former Princess Guda of Waldeck und Pyrmont. (b. 1932). After his birth, there were no more children born to the princely couple. Carl's parents divorced in 1962. Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm remarried in 1967, his second wife being the former Countess Sophie Charlotte of Stolberg-Wernigerode (b. 1943), who survives him. With his second wife, Friedrich Wilhelm had two more children: Christina (b. 1970) and Wolff-Heinrich (b. 1979). Princess Guda married secondly to Dr. Horst Dierkes, by whom she had two further children: Vicco and Christian.

Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm passed away in 2000. Six weeks after his death, his eldest son, Alexander, who remains unmarried, renounced his rights of succession as Fürst zu Wied. Friedrich Wilhelm was then succeeded by his son Prince Carl, who two years earlier had married Princess Isabelle of Isenburg. The wedding took place at Birstein, the Isenburg family seat. In due time, Carl and Isabelle became the parents of four children: Maximilian (b. 1999), who succeeds his father, Friedrich (b. 2001), Marie Elisabeth (b./d. 2003) and Anastasia (b. 2004). All children were born at Neuwied. Fürstin Isabelle is the eldest sister of Archduchess Katharina of Austria and of Princess Sophie of Prussia. Their two brothers married commoners.

Neuwied is a vibrant small city on the Rhine. Fürst Carl played an important role in the area's economic and cultural life. From political figures to regular folk, all have expressed their sadness at his untimely passing.

His funeral, held at Neuwied's Marktkirche on 20 March 2015, was attended by a bevy of German royalty and aristocracy, many of them with long-standing links to the princely family of Wied.

May He rest in Peace ...

Fürst Carl zu Wied

Sunday, March 22, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Issue CIII, Volume 18.1 – February 2015 Goes to Print!

Issue CIII, the first of our 18th subscription year, will head to print this Wednesday!

Inside this newest issue of EUROHISTORY readers will find articles on the following topics:

1. Prince Maurice of Battenberg, by Marlene Eilers Koenig

2. Queluz: An Elegant Royal Palace, by Greg King

3. Italy Enters the Great War, by Janet Ashton

4. Who Is In the Photo: Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna and Her Descendants, by Ilana D. Miller

5. The Nassaus of Luxembourg: An Interdisciplinary Discussion, by Roberto Cortez González Ph.D.

6. Book Reviews

7. Royal News

The magazine's printing and binding is changing! From this issue onward, the printing will be similar to that found inside our photo books and the binding will be the same as our soft-back books. This will greatly increase the overall quality of the magazine, even though printing time will increase from 1 week to 4 weeks. However, because of our increased subscription numbers, we can bring you these improvements without increasing the yearly subscription rate!

Not only are we revamping the magazine, but we have two books in production: ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914-1939 and MARIA PIA, Queen of Portugal.

The second installment of the ROYAL GATHERINGS series ships to us on April 9. MARIA PIA will be here the first week of May 2015!

These are very exciting times for us!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

EUROHISTORY: New Book on King Paul

Although we will start selling this book in April through AMAZON, we have already started selling it in Europe.

Now available from our UK AMAZON site: