Dark History of the Kings & Queens of Europe

Dark History of the Kings & Queens of Europe

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by Brenda Ralph Lewis
     
 

‘Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.’ William Shakespeare‘I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that’s his.’ Catherine the Great To many, Europe has been the pinnacle of world sophistication and culture. Yet beneath the power, the glamour, and the splendour there has also been… See more details below

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‘Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.’ William Shakespeare‘I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that’s his.’ Catherine the Great To many, Europe has been the pinnacle of world sophistication and culture. Yet beneath the power, the glamour, and the splendour there has also been scandal, mystery and skullduggery. Kings & Queens of Europe: A Dark History peels away the glory and the glitz to take a wry look at what has really gone on in the corridors, bedrooms and dungeons of European power from the fourteenth century up to the present day. Including Vlad the Impaler’s stakes, Elizabeth Bathory’s razor blades, Philip IV’s starvation of the Knights Templars, the man in the iron mask, many mad monarchs from Juana I the Mad of Spain to Ludwig II of Bavaria, zand the troubled life of Princess Grace of Monaco, Kings & Queens of Europe: A Dark History, is illustrated throughout and offers a lively, highly varied portrait of continental European monarchy.

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ISBN-13:
9781908696342
Publisher:
Amber Books
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
342,246
File size:
18 MB
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