A Treasury Of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest Weirdest Mostwanton Kings Queens

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A Treasury Of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest Weirdest Mostwanton Kings Queens

by Michael Farquhar

Penguin Books | May 3, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.03 × 5.36 × 0.8 in

Published: May 3, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140280243

ISBN - 13: 9780140280241

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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A Treasury Of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest Weirdest Mostwanton Kings Queens

by Michael Farquhar

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.03 × 5.36 × 0.8 in

Published: May 3, 2001

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140280243

ISBN - 13: 9780140280241

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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.

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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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