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Mad Kings & Queens (PagePerfect NOOK Book)
     

Mad Kings & Queens (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Alison Rattle
 

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This frank and fascinating book ransacks the remarkable history of forty of Europe's most dumb, deluded, and downright dangerous monarchs, to reveal a legion of kings and queens who have sat upon the pedestal of power and abused it in spectacular style.

The respectability of the royal position is well and truly tossed aside by the whimsy and the wanton depravity

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This frank and fascinating book ransacks the remarkable history of forty of Europe's most dumb, deluded, and downright dangerous monarchs, to reveal a legion of kings and queens who have sat upon the pedestal of power and abused it in spectacular style.

The respectability of the royal position is well and truly tossed aside by the whimsy and the wanton depravity of generations of mad European monarchs, including:

  • The queen who murdered her husband with a red-hot spit.
  • The bloodthirsty monarch who impaled tens of thousands of his subjects.
  • The vampiric ruler who bathed in the blood of young women.
  • The king of excess who beheaded his wives.
Mad Kings and Queens is a spectacular celebration of seven hundred years of royal eccentricity, detailing a catalogue of madness and exploring the finer intricacies of royal breeding that lay at its root.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435140196
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,006,334
File size:
15 MB
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Mad Kings & Queens: History's Most Famous Raving Royals 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was quite alarmed to see that the authors are under the impression that Louis XIV was married to Maria-Therese of Austria 'the mother of Marie-Antoinette' and not Maria-Therese of Spain. Same Hapsburg family, but completely different people. They even got the picture wrong. Besides than that giant mistake, the writing isn't spectacular. Pass on this, everyone.
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Great read. A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I have read several books on royals and this is in my top three books. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone! I LOVED IT!!!!! SOOO INTERESTING!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i haven't read much past the first chapter but, if you like history you will love this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Knowing that the book was so short I have decided to use it when I'm looking for a quick read. I wish there was more information about the kings and queens. It's like a sample appetizer at a restaurant. If I wanted more information I'm going to have to look for another book.
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short quick fact filled book about..quirky or mentally ill royalty.
Burgerman More than 1 year ago
I found this selection to be a different look at nobility. It is quite interesting and entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty interesting. It's stuff you don't read in normal history textbooks.. A quick and easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HI PEOPLE