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Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics (P.S.)

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Its no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history....

In a world where many kings, queens, and princes lacked nothing but true love, marital mismatches could bring out the baddest, boldest behavior in the bluest of bloodlines. Margaret Tudor, her niece Mary I, and Catherine of Braganza were desperately in love with chronically unfaithful husbands, but at least they werent murdered by them, as were two of the Medici princesses were. King Charles IIs beautiful, high-spirited sister “Minette” wed Louis XIVs younger brother, who wore more makeup and perfume than she did. Forced to wed her boring, jug-eared cousin Ferdinand, Marie of Roumania—a granddaughter of Queen Victoria—proved herself one of the heroines of World War I by using her prodigious personal charm to regain massive amounts of land during the peace talks at Versailles.

Brimming with outrageous real-life stories of royal marriages gone wrong, this is an entertaining, unforgettable book of dubious matches doomed from the start.

Synopsis:

In this follow-up to her bestselling < I>Sex with Kings< /I>, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of the queen's boudoir. Impeccably reseached, filled with page-turning romance, passion, and scandal, Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers, including the notorious Catherine the Great, the passionately foolish Marie Antoinette, the destructively willful Tsarina Alexandra, and the bastion of virtue, Queen Victoria - mother of nine children.

Synopsis:

In royal courts bristling with testosterone— swashbuckling generals, polished courtiers, and virile cardinals— how did repressed regal ladies find happiness? Anne Boleyn flirted with courtiers; Catherine Howard slept with one. Henry VIII had both of them beheaded. Catherine the Great had her idiot husband murdered and ruled the Russian empire with a long list of sexy young favorites. Marie Antoinette fell in love with the handsome Swedish count Axel Fersen, who tried valiantly to rescue her from the guillotine. Princess Diana gave up her palace bodyguard to enjoy countless love affairs, which tragically led to her early death.

In this impeccably researched, scandalously readable follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what has historically gone on behind the closed door of the queen's boudoir.

About the Author

The author of Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen, New York Times bestselling historian Eleanor Herman has hosted episodes for the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel's Lost Worlds. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she is married and lives in McLean, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060846749
Subtitle:
900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
Author:
Herman, Eleanor
Author:
by Eleanor Herman
Author:
Carroll, Leslie
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060846749 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this follow-up to her bestselling < I>Sex with Kings< /I>, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of the queen's boudoir. Impeccably reseached, filled with page-turning romance, passion, and scandal, Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers, including the notorious Catherine the Great, the passionately foolish Marie Antoinette, the destructively willful Tsarina Alexandra, and the bastion of virtue, Queen Victoria - mother of nine children.
"Synopsis" by , In royal courts bristling with testosterone— swashbuckling generals, polished courtiers, and virile cardinals— how did repressed regal ladies find happiness? Anne Boleyn flirted with courtiers; Catherine Howard slept with one. Henry VIII had both of them beheaded. Catherine the Great had her idiot husband murdered and ruled the Russian empire with a long list of sexy young favorites. Marie Antoinette fell in love with the handsome Swedish count Axel Fersen, who tried valiantly to rescue her from the guillotine. Princess Diana gave up her palace bodyguard to enjoy countless love affairs, which tragically led to her early death.

In this impeccably researched, scandalously readable follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what has historically gone on behind the closed door of the queen's boudoir.

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