Thursday, March 21, 2019

A word to our readers and subscribers...



I founded EUROHISTORY in August 1997, while a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. It was an attempt to remind myself that in spite of working in an industry that was hugely profitable, my heart was in the study of history in general, royalty in particular.

This has been a highly fulfilling and satisfying endeavor. EUROHISTORY became my life; it made me friends worldwide; it built a community; it created bonds between people all across the planet...

This business started, as John Kelleher said, "as a one man show."

Today, EUROHISTORY is far from being a "one man show." It is a community of of people who are passionate about the study of royalty, particularly European royals. Our contributors include most of today's most renowned and respected authors. We do our work because we love to study royalty. Many times, we do our work without seeking compensation. Ilana Miller, Katrina Warne, Mary Houck, Seth B. Leonard, Justin Vovk, Lisa Davidson, Charles B. Stewart Jr., Katie Tice, Darren Shelton, David McIntosh, Ricardo Mateos Sainz de Medrano, Ian Shapiro, the late Bill Lalor and the late Theo Aronson...and so many, many more have contributed, over the last 22 years, their talent and efforts to making the magazine and our books the serious publications that they are!

I am deeply indebted to every single one of you, as well as I am toward everyone who has subscribed to our magazine since its birth in August 1997. I am also deeply indebted to our loyal readership and book buyers. Without your continue support, in spite of my many shortcomings and frequent missed deadlines, we would not be where we are today.

Last year was a particularly difficult one for us on a personal level...

Our son Nicholas was in and out of mental health clinics after attempting suicide nine times. Each stay in a psychiatric institution lasted at the very least 2 weeks. At one point he was hospitalized for 5 months. For us, his parents and family, it was devastating. Weekends were spent visiting him where he was hospitalized, attending therapy sessions, dealing with his continued anger. Then, last summer Nicky ran away from a therapeutic facility where he had been living since January. For several days we had no idea of his whereabouts. It was a nightmare. Eventually he reached out to us through his birth mother, who had helped him leave the facility where he was hospitalized. We were deeply disturbed as she is a drug addict. Not a good living setup for him. We have not seen much of him since then. I hope and pray that he is safe, but there isn't anything else that Dave and I can do...

Our son Zac was also institutionalized from August 2017 to December 2018. He got in trouble for various reasons and the court mandated that he undergo a period away from us, a time when he needed to focus on getting better. He lived in a facility near Palm Springs, where we visited him at least once a month. Finally, last December we were able to fly down there and bring him home. He is now attending college and doing great!

During his absence, his fiancée and their son moved in with us. Dave and I found ourselves "hand-on" grandparents, as we were absolutely delighted to be in a position to help her as much as she wished with our grandson Ezra, who is simply the sunshine of our lives.

On top of it all, as if life wasn't complicated enough, last year MAJESTY stopped selling books. This was a huge loss of business for us, as was the closing of Hoogstraten English Bookstore (we are delighted that they at least continued selling our books through their excellent website). Visit their website at http:www.hoogstraten.nl

Our magazine has never made a notable profit. The business model wasn't;t designed for that to be the case. We don't sell advertisement because I want full independence. Hence, our entire budget comes from subscriptions and sales of past issues. For years this was enough. Our readership has remained constant and loyal.

In order to raise the magazine's aesthetic level, I decided to give the printing contract to the same company that prints our books. They are highly respected and their work is fantastic. I hoped that by having book-binding on the magazine, we would increase readership. At the beginning of the change we witnessed a spike in subscribers. And then it leveled off. We gained readers, but not enough the huge increase in printing and shipping costs. The end result was that the new printing format for EUROHISTORY left me with an approximate yearly loss of over $8000.00 – the first years I could reset to my own funds to make up the loss. However, with personal expenses increasing (medical, college, baby), and the loss of MAJESTY as a selling venue. On top of it all, posts rates have continued to increase. The financial storm turned into a deadly hurricane!

The end result was that EUROHISTORY stopped publication...

I had an option...stop the magazine altogether. Several contributors suggested that I stop. Others suggested that I skip a year. Still, the larger number recommended that I persevere. I'm not a quitter; never have been, never will be. Stubborn as a mule I suppose!

Hence, after a lot of thought and discussions with my husband Dave, we decided that EUROHISTORY would continue. We would print all the issues for 2018. We would return to our local printer in Berkeley and produce the magazine in the old format, which always left us a small profit.

The first issue is in our hands now, ISSUE CXVII – Volume 21.1, Spring 2018. We are getting envelopes readied and will begin dispatching the magazine to subscribers this weekend. I am delighted with the finished product!

Meanwhile, we have sent to the printer ISSUE CXVII – Volume 21.2, Summer 2018. The printer will have it ready this next week. I am now working on ISSUE CXIX – Volume 21.3, Fall 2018, which we are sending to the printer this coming week. Issues CXVIII and CXIX will mail together the first week of April, soon followed by ISSUE CXX – Volume 21.4, Winter 2018. Inside this last issue, which will mail before mid-April, subscribers will receive their renewal notices!

I sincerely hope that most of our subscribers will renew. We are currently read in over 40 countries. We want to retain you, but we also need new ones...encourage your royalty-loving friends to join us, stay along with us...we may have a bumpy road some times, but oh has it been a wonderful journey to study and learn about royals!

As always, deepest thanks!

Arturo Beéche, Publisher


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

EUROHISTORY: Issue CXVIII, Volume 21.2 off to print!

Dear Subscribers and Readers,

After the last revisions, we have released Issue CXVIII – Volume 21.2 to the printer!

Below you can see the covers of the magazine, as well as the list of contents!

We have started putting together Issue CXIX – Volume 21.3, which will be released to the printer on Monday and ship along with Issue CXVIII.

Issue CXVII begins shipping tomorrow!




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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

EUROHISTORY – Issue CXVIII, Volume 21.2

Hello Subscribers and Eurohistory readers,

Earlier this morning we finished putting together Issue CXVIII – Volume 21.2.

Inside Issue CXVIII – Volume 21.2, are articles on the following topics:

1. Duke Friedrich of Württemberg (1961-2018), by Arturo E. Beéche

2. Hessian Endings – November 16, 1937, by Marlene A. Eilers Koenig

3. Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1977-2018), by Arturo E. Beéche

4. Corfu – An Ionian Island Paradise, by Katrina Warne

5. Hubertus Stephan (1970-2018), by Arturo E. Beéche

6. Castles & Palaces of the House of Hesse, by Susan Symons

7. Margaret Beaufort – Tudor Matriarch, by Marian Bette

8. The Comte de Clermont (1961-2017), by Arturo E. Beéche

9. Book Reviews

10. Royal News



Issue CXVII and Issue CXVIII

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Canada                      $55.00
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UK                            £50.00
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Eurohistory
Kensington House Books
6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805-1618
USA


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EUROHISTORY: Issue CXVII, Volume 21.1 Update!

Hello Subscribers and Eurohistory readers,

Its has been some time since I last posted anything on the blog!

All subscribers are getting a personal letter from me inside Issue CXVII, which we begin mailing on March 21!

The magazine is being picked up at our old printer in Berkeley tomorrow afternoon. I have some advance copies and am quite happy with the result.

Inside Issue CXVII – Volume 21.1, are articles on the following topics:

1. The Return of 'Prince' Nicholas of Romania, by Seth B. Leonard

2. An Imperial Bicentennial: The Tsar-Liberator, by Coryne Hall

3. Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich VI of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by Marlene A. Eilers Koenig

4. Who Is In the Photograph: The Family of Infante don Carlos of Spain, by Arturo E. Beéche

5. Wittelsbach Castles & Palaces in Bavaria, by Susan Symons

6. Book Reviews, by Coryne Hall

7. Royal Reviews



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USA                          $50.00
Canada                      $55.00
Europe                      $75.00
UK                            £50.00
Latin America           $75.00
Australia                   $75.00
New Zealand            $75.00
Rest of the World     $75.00

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Eurohistory
Kensington House Books
6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805-1618
USA


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Romanovs Adrift SHIPPING!!!!


Dear Readers and Subscribers,

Wirth great satisfaction, we began shipping orders our newest book, ROMANOVS ADRIFT!

The authors, Greg King and Penny Wilson, best describe their excellent work:

"Romanovs Adrift offers a biographical compendium covering all members of the Dynasty between 1913 to the escape from Russia of Grand Duchess Vladimir. Individual chapters focus on Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra; the five Imperial children; the Dowager Empress and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich; the Vladimirs; Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna; Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich; Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovich; the Konstantinovich Grand Dukes; the Nikolaievich Grand Dukes; the Mikhailovich Grand Dukes; the Russian Grand Duchesses Abroad; and the Leuchtenberg, Oldenburg, and Mecklenburg families.

Romanovs Adrift draws on both published works and on unpublished sources, including German diplomatic reports on Empress Alexandra Feodorovna; the unpublished memoirs of tutor Charles Sidney Gibbes; the State Archive of the Russian federation; and the State Public Library, Russian National Library Collection, in St Petersburg."

The book is hardcover, 288 pages, richly illustrated and available now!





Romanovs Adrift is available for immediate shipping at AMAZON:



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New Book: The Romanovs Adrift

Eurohistory's 31st book, The Romanovs Adrift, is out now and selling on AMAZON.COM!

In 1913, the Romanovs celebrated three hundred years of seating on the Russian Imperial throne. Great fanfare and hope accompanied the celebrations. A year later, Imperial Russia entered a "war to end all wars," with the hope of "being back home for Christmas." It was not to be.

Instead, in February 1917, after years of administrative and military ineptitude and incompetence, the Russian people had enough of its government's inefficacy and corruption. The consequences, as it turned out, changed the world. Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown; members of the Imperial Family faced persecution, arrest, financial instability, uncertainty, and worse. This is the compelling story of how the Romanovs dealt with glory, war, revolution, persecution, imprisonment, and escape!



AMAZON link...



Saturday, November 24, 2018

New books arriving soon...


After a much-needed hiatus to reboot and collected research, Eurohistory is bringing its reading public two new publications!

Romanovs Adrift: The Russian Imperial Family in 1913-1919 will ship on December 5, 2018!




The Royal House of Bavaria (Volume I) is in final stages of layout and will go into production in early December. We are aiming for shipping in late January 2019, just in time to commemorate the 150th anniversary off the birth of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria – "The best king Bavaria never had!"