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Mad Kings & Queens: History's Most Famous Raving Royals
     

Mad Kings & Queens: History's Most Famous Raving Royals

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by Alison Rattle, Allison Vale
 

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Throughout history, some royal rulers were wise and just; others, well, they were just plain loony. From the inbred and mentally deficient to the delusional and the criminally insane, those royal eccentrics come to life here. Some are well-known, like “Ivan the Terrible” of Russia, who enjoyed torturing both animals and people for sport. Others were less

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Throughout history, some royal rulers were wise and just; others, well, they were just plain loony. From the inbred and mentally deficient to the delusional and the criminally insane, those royal eccentrics come to life here. Some are well-known, like “Ivan the Terrible” of Russia, who enjoyed torturing both animals and people for sport. Others were less famous, but no less twisted, including Hungary’s Erzsebet Bathory, who believed she could improve her complexion by bathing in the blood of young girls. And before he became an unhinged sultan at age 25, Mustafa I of Turkey was kept in a cage by his ruling brother. Some 40 mad rulers are profiled in all, making this the greatest collection of raving royals ever assembled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763069
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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