A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors (Paperback)

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From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in history class.
Gleeful, naughty, sometimes perverted-like so many of the crowned heads themselves-A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages. From ancient Rome to Edwardian England, from the lavish rooms of Versailles to the dankest corners of the Bastille, the great royals of Europe have excelled at savage parenting, deadly rivalry, pathological lust, and meeting death with the utmost indignity-or just very bad luck.

About the Author


Michael Farquhar is the bestselling author of"A Treasury of Royal Scandals", "A Treasury of Great American Scancals", "A Treasury of Deception", and "A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans", as well as coauthor of "The Century: History as It Happened on the Front Page of the Capital's Newspaper".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140280241
ISBN-10: 0140280243
Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Publication Date: May 2001
Pages: 323
Language: English