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Reinas malditas

by Cristina Morató

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Las fascinantes vidas de seis reinas marcadas por la tragedia que no pudieron elegir su destino y que dejaron una profunda huella en la Historia. Excéntricas, caprichosas, rebeldes, ambiciosas... Más allá de un mundo de privilegios, riqueza y poder, todas fueron mujeres de carne y hueso obligadas a llevar sobre sus hombros la pesada carga de un imperio. La vida de estas reinas dista mucho de ser un romántico cuento de hadas. Aunque infinidad de películas y novelas nos han mostrado el rostro más amable de su reinado, en general, fueron muy desdichadas. Todas tienen en común la soledad, el desarraigo, la nostalgia, la falta de amor o el sufrimiento por no poder dar un heredero al trono. También comparten la dolorosa pérdida de sus hijos, los fracasos matrimoniales o el sentirse extranjeras en una corte donde no eran bien recibidas. Las suyas no fueron grandes historias de amor porque sus matrimonios eran un «asunto de Estado». Algunas, como Sissi, fueron emperatrices en contra de su voluntad y enfermaron de melancolía; otras, como Cristina de Suecia, escandalizaron con su extravagante comportamiento y sus ansias de libertad. María Antonieta y Alejandra Romanov comparten un trágico final, mientras que la reina Victoria de Inglaterra y Eugenia de Montijo asumieron con extraordinaria dignidad su papel en los momentos más difíciles. A través de los diarios personales y correspondencia familiar, Cristina Morató nos descubre el lado más humano y menos conocido de unas reinas y emperatrices, maltratadas por la historia, que no pudieron elegir su destino. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The fascinating lives of six queens who were marked by the tragedy that they were unable to choose their destiny, and who left a profound effect on history. Eccentric, capricious, rebellious, ambitious ... Beyond a world of privileges, riches, and power, they were all flesh-and-blood queens forced to carry the weight of an empire on their shoulders. The lives of these queens are a far cry from a romantic fairy tale. Although numerous movies and novels have shown us the friendly face of their reign, in general they were very unfortunate. They all had in common loneliness, estrangement, homesickness, lack of love, or suffering for not being able to produce an heir to the throne. They also share the painful loss of their children, matrimonial failures, or feeling foreign in a court in which they were unwelcome. Theirs were not great love stories because their marriages were "matters of the state." Some, like Sissi, were empresses against their will, and made themselves sick with depression. Others, like Christina of Sweden, were scandalous because of their outlandish behavior and thirst for freedom. Marie Antoinette and Alexandra Feodorovna share a tragic ending, while Queen Victoria of England and Eugénie de Montijo assumed their role with extraordinary dignity even in the most difficult times. Through their personal diaries and family correspondence, Cristina Morató reveals the lesser-known, more human side of queens and empresses, mistreated by history, who couldn't choose their own destinies.… (more)
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Las fascinantes vidas de seis reinas marcadas por la tragedia que no pudieron elegir su destino y que dejaron una profunda huella en la Historia. Excéntricas, caprichosas, rebeldes, ambiciosas... Más allá de un mundo de privilegios, riqueza y poder, todas fueron mujeres de carne y hueso obligadas a llevar sobre sus hombros la pesada carga de un imperio. La vida de estas reinas dista mucho de ser un romántico cuento de hadas. Aunque infinidad de películas y novelas nos han mostrado el rostro más amable de su reinado, en general, fueron muy desdichadas. Todas tienen en común la soledad, el desarraigo, la nostalgia, la falta de amor o el sufrimiento por no poder dar un heredero al trono. También comparten la dolorosa pérdida de sus hijos, los fracasos matrimoniales o el sentirse extranjeras en una corte donde no eran bien recibidas. Las suyas no fueron grandes historias de amor porque sus matrimonios eran un «asunto de Estado». Algunas, como Sissi, fueron emperatrices en contra de su voluntad y enfermaron de melancolía; otras, como Cristina de Suecia, escandalizaron con su extravagante comportamiento y sus ansias de libertad. María Antonieta y Alejandra Romanov comparten un trágico final, mientras que la reina Victoria de Inglaterra y Eugenia de Montijo asumieron con extraordinaria dignidad su papel en los momentos más difíciles. A través de los diarios personales y correspondencia familiar, Cristina Morató nos descubre el lado más humano y menos conocido de unas reinas y emperatrices, maltratadas por la historia, que no pudieron elegir su destino. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The fascinating lives of six queens who were marked by the tragedy that they were unable to choose their destiny, and who left a profound effect on history. Eccentric, capricious, rebellious, ambitious ... Beyond a world of privileges, riches, and power, they were all flesh-and-blood queens forced to carry the weight of an empire on their shoulders. The lives of these queens are a far cry from a romantic fairy tale. Although numerous movies and novels have shown us the friendly face of their reign, in general they were very unfortunate. They all had in common loneliness, estrangement, homesickness, lack of love, or suffering for not being able to produce an heir to the throne. They also share the painful loss of their children, matrimonial failures, or feeling foreign in a court in which they were unwelcome. Theirs were not great love stories because their marriages were "matters of the state." Some, like Sissi, were empresses against their will, and made themselves sick with depression. Others, like Christina of Sweden, were scandalous because of their outlandish behavior and thirst for freedom. Marie Antoinette and Alexandra Feodorovna share a tragic ending, while Queen Victoria of England and Eugénie de Montijo assumed their role with extraordinary dignity even in the most difficult times. Through their personal diaries and family correspondence, Cristina Morató reveals the lesser-known, more human side of queens and empresses, mistreated by history, who couldn't choose their own destinies.

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