Kings & Queens: A Chronicle of History's Most Interesting Monarchies

Kings & Queens: A Chronicle of History's Most Interesting Monarchies

by Brenda Ralph Lewis

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Kings & Queens: A Chronicle of History's Most Interesting Monarchies by Brenda Ralph Lewis

From Philip IV of France’s persecution of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century to the troubled lives of Monaco’s current royal family and from the Norman invasion to Windsor family feuds, Kings & Queens reveals the scandals, secrets, and sadness behind continental Europe’s monarchies, including:Monoco The “fairytale” wedding and marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier III that kept rumor mongers and the press well fed with gossip, innuendo, and sensationSpain The imprisonment of Queen Juana the Mad, one of several Spanish monarchs crippled by insanity and inbreedingAustria-Hungary The bizarre double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolph and Baroness Maria VetseraBelgium Oppression and exploitation in Africa’s Congo Basin, presided over by King Leopold IIEngland The turbulent marriage and tragic fate of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the reaction of the royal family, the press, and the public to her death in a car crash in 1997  

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ISBN-13: 9781782744788
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 246,257
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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