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A Treasury of Royal Scandals

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ISBN13: 9780140280241
ISBN10: 0140280243
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From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in history class.

Gleeful, naughty, sometimes perverted-like so many of the crowned heads themselves-A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages. From ancient Rome to Edwardian England, from the lavish rooms of Versailles to the dankest corners of the Bastille, the great royals of Europe have excelled at savage parenting, deadly rivalry, pathological lust, and meeting death with the utmost indignity-or just very bad luck.

About the Author

Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor at the Washington Post specializing in history. He is the author of the bestsellers A Treasury of Great American Scandals and A Treasury of Royal Scandals. He appeared on the History Channel’s Russia, Land of the Tsars and will be featured on a forthcoming program about the French Revolution.

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Bookwomyn, February 1, 2009 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
Indeed, some of the stories are sort of amusing and about scandals. However, more are about beheadings gone wrong, royalty rotting in prisons and being subjected to torture and humiliation. I could do without this book in a heartbeat - and did. I read a lot of the first half and then flipped thru the last half. What a relief to close the covers. It made me have bad dreams!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140280241
Author:
Farquhar, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Scandals.
Subject:
Kings and rulers -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 00-4740A
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.99x5.31x.78 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Biography » Historical
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