Mistress Of The Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope by Eleanor HermanMistress Of The Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope by Eleanor Herman

Mistress Of The Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope

byEleanor Herman

Paperback | September 8, 2009

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Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican, a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries this astonishing story of a woman’s absolute power over the Vatican has been successfully buried—until now.
The author ofSex with KingsandSex with the Queen,New York Timesbestselling historian Eleanor Herman has hosted episodes for the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel'sLost Worlds. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she is married and lives in McLean, Virginia.
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Title:Mistress Of The Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female PopeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:September 8, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061245569

ISBN - 13:9780061245565

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“...immensely readable and compelling...An expert on—and descendant of—European royal families, she skillfully uses letters, diaries, newssheets of the time, and biographies to tell this personal tale, set during unforgiving times. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.”