Books by Desmond Seward

THE DEMON'S BROOD by Desmond Seward
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Seward is a good author to turn to for ease in reading history; his writing style is quick, vibrant and delightfully pithy in its simplicity of phrase."
Historian Seward (The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors, 2014) again serves up a neat, clear view of an English dynasty—this time, the Plantagenets. Read full book review >
THE LAST WHITE ROSE by Desmond Seward
Released: April 15, 2014

"A fresh look at a well-worn field of study, appropriate for general readers."
The Tudors have been written about ad nauseam, but historian Seward (Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire, 2004, etc.) opens another branch of study harkening back to their beginnings at the Battle of Bosworth of 1485. Read full book review >
CARAVAGGIO by Desmond Seward
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

Seward, a renowned British historian (The Wars of the Roses, 1995, etc.), sets out to reassemble the shadowy life of the 17th-century Italian chiaroscuro master Michelangelo de Caravaggio. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

Seward (Metternich, 1991, etc.) retells the story of England's 15th-century dynastic struggles by focusing on five of its most colorful protagonists. Read full book review >

METTERNICH by Desmond Seward
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

A slender review of the career of Austrian archconservative Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859), whose vision of a Europe united became a reality briefly during the decade 1810-20, from prolific English historian Seward (Henry V, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

Released: May 26, 1989

An intriguing comparison by Seward (Henry V, Napoleon's Family, etc.) of the lives, careers, and legacies of two of history's most flagrant tyrants. Read full book review >