Greg King (author)

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Greg King (born 1964) is an American author, best known for his biographies of prominent historical figures.


Born in 1964, King first became interested in royal history, particularly the Romanov Dynasty, at the age of ten.[1]


A review in the Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury praised King's books about the sinking of the Andrea Doria and the Lusitania as works of historical non-fiction which provide the reader with a "clearer understanding of the causes" of these tragedies.[2]


  • The Last Empress: The Life and Times of Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia, 1994
  • The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria, 1996
  • The Man Who Killed Rasputin: Prince Felix Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire, 1996
  • The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson, 1999
  • Sharon Tate and the Manson murders, 2000
  • The Fate of the Romanovs, co-authored with Penny Wilson, 2003
  • The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II, 2006
  • Gilded Prism: The Konstantinovichi Grand Dukes & the Last Years of the Romanov Dynasty, with Penny Wilson, 2006
  • Twilight of Splendor: The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year, 2007
  • A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs Astor in Gilded Age New York, 2008
  • The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery, with Penny Wilson, 2010
  • The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World, with Sue Woolmans, St. Martin's Press, 2013
  • Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age, with Penny Wilson, St. Martin's Press, 2015
  • Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs, St. Martin's Press, 2017
  • The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship, with Penny Wilson, St. Martin's Press, 2020


  1. ^ King, Greg (July 3, 2013). "About Me". Eurohistory (Press release). Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  2. ^ Allen, Marcia (August 23, 2020). "Tragedies at sea: Outstanding historical writing". Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury. Archived from the original on 2021-12-10. Retrieved December 28, 2021.