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Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey…
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Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of…

by Leslie Carroll

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This is a good book for those not wanting to get into to great a detail of the marriages of those royals profiled. The author sticks to the main facts of each of her subjects. A light yet interesting read. ( )
  briandrewz | Apr 13, 2012 |
It was one part tell-all and one part defense of all women in royal marriages, well almost (sorry Elisabeth of Bavaria). Entertaining, but clearly biased. ( )
  Bodagirl | Dec 28, 2011 |
I thought I'd find this book to be exceedingly boring, just a list of facts and dates, but it was actually very interesting and entertaining. Each different section was only about 15-20 pages so it went pretty quickly. The author did a good job of not taking sides in any particular relationship, which I was thankful for. Even when it came to Prince Charles and Lady Diana, she didn't paint Diana as a complete saint as most are wont to do, she made full disclosure of even her mistakes.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has a passion for Royals, or scandal in general. ( )
  RockStarNinja | Oct 9, 2011 |
Interesting book, especially the older "royals". For her coverage of the 20th century couples, she seemed more judgmental of the characters. Felt more tabloid than good biography. ( )
  BAP1012 | Mar 3, 2011 |
Just as interesting, amusing and irreverent as her previous book, Royal Affairs. People who enjoy reading gossip about kings and queens will love this. That said, I did spot a few minor factual errors in the section on the Tudors. ( )
  meggyweg | Apr 19, 2010 |
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A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.
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For my darling and devoted husband, Scott, From "Kleines Frauchen" with "ein Kuss"
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451229010, Paperback)

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.

Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to form such infamous couples as Russia's Peter II and Catherine the Great, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici-all with the purpose of begetting a male heir. But with tensions high and silverware flying, kings like England's Henry II have fled to the beds of their nubile mistresses, while queens such as Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge...

Full of the juicy gossip and bad behavior that characterized Royal Affairs, this book chronicles the love-hate marriages of the crowned heads of Europe-from the Angevins to Charles and Di-and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.



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A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs. Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty.… (more)

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