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Notorious Royal Marriages

Notorious Royal Marriages

(2009)
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A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.

Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to form such infamous couples as Russia's Peter II and Catherine the Great, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici-all with the purpose of begetting a male heir. But with tensions high and silverware flying, kings like England's Henry II have fled to the beds of their nubile mistresses, while queens such as Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge...

Full of the juicy gossip and bad behavior that characterized Royal Affairs, this book chronicles the love-hate marriages of the crowned heads of Europe-from the Angevins to Charles and Di-and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny,and Desire
Author(s): Leslie Carroll
ISBN: 0-451-22901-0 / 978-0-451-22901-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: NAL
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire
Author(s): Leslie Carroll
Publisher: NAL
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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