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Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics

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  • Posted June 19, 2013

    Very Entertaining - and sad at the same time

    The book was very quick, and witty, and covered a vast period of time. Some of the princesses/queens and their relations were a bit difficult to discern, but that's understandable when the people you are writing about are related to nearly every noble house in Europe. Her sense of humor and quips kept me laughing, while the reality of the life of these prisoners (for lack of a better phrase)was heartbreaking. I already knew going in that marriages were more about property and accumulation of wealth versus love when it came to noble families, but the depravity in which these matriarchs married off their daughters and sisters for personal gain to men who were mentally challenged, mentally unstable, repulsive, cruel and sometimes all of the above and then some was astounding. The wide ranging spectrum of Queens who can wield power as masterly as men, to those who are doomed victims from birth. In either case, Sex with the Queen actually made me feel sorry for any woman who holds the title of princess or Queen. My only disappointment is that it did not cover other nobility, such as the Ancient Egyptians, or the Romans, or even dive in to an area that is much less discussed like India, China, Japan or Africa.

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    Posted February 10, 2013

    Interesting

    It is a good book overall but really dull in places.

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