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A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's… (edition 2001)
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors by Michael Farquhar
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140280243, Paperback)
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:50 -0400)
Family trees. -- The lust emperors. -- Six royals sinning. -- Unholy matrimony. -- Mom was a monster, Pop was a weasel. -- Royal family feud. -- Strange reigns. -- When in Rome. -- Papal vice. -- Death be not dignified. -- Appendix I: British monarchs (1066-present). -- Appendix II: French monarchs (1515-1814). -- Appendix III: Russian monarchs (1682-1917). -- Appendix IV: Timeline featuring a chronological index of monarchs in the Treasury and concurrent events in the Western world.
(summary from another edition)
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