The Untold History of the Kings and Queens of Europe

The Untold History of the Kings and Queens of Europe

by Brenda Ralph Lewis



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ISBN-13: 9781502619082
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Pages: 224
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Philip IV of France and the Knights Templar 8

Chapter 2 Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess 26

Chapter 3 Two French Royal Rakes: Louis XIV and Louis XV 42

Chapter 4 The King and the Vamp: Ludwig I of Bavaria and Lola Montez 58

Chapter 5 Castles in the Air: The Tragic Story of Ludwig II of Bavaria 74

Chapter 6 The Mayerling Tragedy 94

Chapter 7 Madness in the Spanish Royal Family 112

Chapter 8 More Madness in Spain 130

Chapter 9 Queen Christina of Sweden: A Question of Gender 148

Chapter 10 Hemophilia: The Royal Disease 164

Chapter 11 Kings and Communists: Carol II of Romania 178

Chapter 12 The Netherlands: A Royal Family in Trouble 196

Chapter 13 King Leopold II and the Belgian Congo 214

Chapter 14 The Grimaldis of Monaco 232

Map of Key Locations 250

Glossary 252

Further Information 252

Index 253

Picture Credits 256

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