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Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony

Inglorious Royal Marriages: A Demi-Millennium of Unholy Mismatrimony

It's no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history.... In a world where many kings, queens, and princes lacked nothing but true love, marital mismatches could bring out the ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780451416766
Barcode 9780451416766
Published 22 October 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carroll, Leslie
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ISBN-13 9780451416766
ISBN-10 0451416767
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint New American Library
Publication Date 22 October 2014
International Publication Date 2 September 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Carroll, Leslie
Category History
Social & Cultural History
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 378
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 295g
Dewey Code 929.72
Catalogue Code 552225

Description of this Book

It's no secret that the marriages of monarchs are often made in hell. Here are some of the most spectacular mismatches in five hundred years of royal history.... In a world where many kings, queens, and princes lacked nothing but true love, marital mismatches could bring out the baddest, boldest behavior in the bluest of bloodlines. Margaret Tudor, her niece Mary I, and Catherine of Braganza were desperately in love with chronically unfaithful husbands, but at least they weren't murdered by them, as were two of the Medici princesses were. King Charles II's beautiful, high-spirited sister Minette wed Louis XIV's younger brother, who wore more makeup and perfume than she did. Forced to wed her boring, jug-eared cousin Ferdinand, Marie of Roumania--a granddaughter of Queen Victoria--proved herself one of the heroines of World War I by using her prodigious personal charm to regain massive amounts of land during the peace talks at Versailles. Brimming with outrageous real-life stories of royal marriages gone wrong, this is an entertaining, unforgettable book of dubious matches doomed from the start.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Leslie Carroll's Royal Books An irresistible combination of People magazine and the History Channel. -- Chicago Tribune (5 Stars) Thoroughly enjoyable. -- Booklist For those who tackled Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall , and can't get enough of the scandal surrounding Henry VIII's wives, [ Notorious Royal Marriages is] the perfect companion book. --NewYorker.com

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Author's Bio

Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical nonfiction, women's fiction, and, under the pen names Juliet Grey and Amanda Elyot, a multipublished author of historical fiction. Her nonfiction titles include Royal Romances, Royal Pains, Royal Affairs, Notorious Royal Marriages, and Inglorious Royal Marriages. She is also a classically trained professional actress with numerous portrayals of virgins, vixens, and villainesses to her credit, and is an award-winning audio book narrator. A frequent commentator on royal romances and relationships, Leslie has been interviewed by numerous publications, including MSNBC.com, USA Today, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and NPR, and she was a featured royalty historian on CBS nightly news in London during the royal wedding coverage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. She has also appeared as an expert on the love lives of Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon on the television series The Secret Life of... for Canada's History Channel. Leslie and her husband, Scott, divide their time between New York City and Denver, Colorado.

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