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Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire
 

Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Carroll, Leslie

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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. Clashing personalities h...ave 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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ISBN 9780451229014
Released NZ 9 Apr 2010
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780451229014
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint New American Library
Released 9 Apr 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carroll, Leslie
Category History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 507
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 940.099
Weight 437g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Europe - Politics and government, Kings and rulers - Sexual behavior - History, Queens - Sexual behavior - History, Marriages of royalty and nobility - Europe - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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