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Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony

Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Carroll, Leslie

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It's no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history.... In a world where many kings, queens, and princes lacked nothing but true love, marital mismatches could bring out the ...baddest, boldest behavior in the bluest of bloodlines. Margaret Tudor, her niece Mary I, and Catherine of Braganza were desperately in love with chronically unfaithful husbands, but at least they weren't murdered by them, as were two of the Medici princesses were. King Charles II's beautiful, high-spirited sister Minette wed Louis XIV's younger brother, who wore more makeup and perfume than she did. Forced to wed her boring, jug-eared cousin Ferdinand, Marie of Roumania--a granddaughter of Queen Victoria--proved herself one of the heroines of World War I by using her prodigious personal charm to regain massive amounts of land during the peace talks at Versailles. Brimming with outrageous real-life stories of royal marriages gone wrong, this is an entertaining, unforgettable book of dubious matches doomed from the start.
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ISBN 9780451416766
Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780451416766
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint New American Library
Released 22 Oct 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carroll, Leslie
Category History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 929.72
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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