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In the last 2,000 years the popes have set the sexual agenda for almost a quarter of the world’s population. But while preaching chastity from on high, many have practiced something altogether more dissolute. Yet as the most powerful men on earth and with a direct line to God, it would appear that there was no one who could tell them how they should behave when it came to temptations of the flesh.

 

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Overview

In the last 2,000 years the popes have set the sexual agenda for almost a quarter of the world’s population. But while preaching chastity from on high, many have practiced something altogether more dissolute. Yet as the most powerful men on earth and with a direct line to God, it would appear that there was no one who could tell them how they should behave when it came to temptations of the flesh.

 

Sex Lives of the Popes is a humorous exposé of papal promiscuity from the decadent papal court in Avignon to the scandals of the Borgia popes in Rome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435104426
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for twenty-five years and has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books on a wide range of subjects. He has also contributed to the London Guardian, Daily Mail, Mirror and the New York Tribune, among others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Bishop of Rome 5
2 Fathers and Sons 22
3 Ladies' Men 33
4 Latin Lovers 42
5 Pope Joan 47
6 The Papal Pornocracy 61
7 Roman Orgies 72
8 Craving Celibacy 77
9 Sex and Violence 84
10 Adultery in Avignon 116
11 Incontinence in Constance 136
12 Papal Pornography 148
13 Our Ladies 159
14 A Borgia Orgy Tonight 171
15 Holy Fathers 222
16 Pope Petticoat 235
17 The Sistine Goes Pristine 243
18 Just Say No 258
19 His Holiness Pope George Ringo 265
Chronology 271
Index 274
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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Naughty little book

    The significant downside to this book is that the author completely left out any references. This could have been a really good book if it had demonstrated where the "facts" were coming from. As a result it could easily be classified as anti-Catholic trash.

    This is a naughty, irreverent little book that in many ways makes it clear that the history of Catholic popes was littered with men and women of base character. These individuals may have focused their lives on the spiritual, but did not forget or forfeit their carnal desires. Some were totally depraved while others were just human. It is something to read when the rose colored glasses are getting rather thick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2009

    This book was amazing!

    I picked up this book on a whim because the title sounded fun and boy did I luck out! Each page is filled with amazing unbelievable facts about the sex lives of the popes. The facts are written well in an easy to read format. You can't help but share your new information with friends. I read this book on vacation and then gave it to my friend to read and we couldn't stop reading the unbelievable facts to each other. This book is a must read!

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