Royal Scandals: True Tales of Sex, Lust and Greed by Diane Osen
Since the beginning of history, rulers have commanded the attention of their subjects as much for their shocking behavior as for their royal decrees. Royal Scandalscollects stories of the obsession for love, sex, pleasure, power, and revenge that shaped their lives---and scandalized the subjects---of the world's most celebrated royal families.
In the pages of Royal Scandalsyou'll meet: Catherine the Great, who relied on her one-time lover, Gregory Potemkin, to procure for her the string of sexual partners she craved; George III, who continued to rule despite a mental imbalance so severe that he once go out of his coach to shake hands with an oak tree, believing it to be Frederick the Great; Jack and Bobby Kennedy, both of whom were rumored to have carried on a torrid affair with Marilyn Monroe, the greatest sex symbol of their age; Elizabeth I, who gave the dashing Lord Dudley a bed chamber next to hers, and was believed by many to have arranged the murder of his wife; and many more murderous, eccentric, or otherwise notorious aristocrats.
Studded with vivid biographical vignettes, lavish photographs, and entertaining sidebars, Royal Scandalsreveals the truth behind these legends as no other book has.