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Royal Pains

A Rogues' Gallery Of Brats, Brutes, And Bad Seeds

By Leslie Carroll, 1959-

The author of Notorious Royal Marriages presents some of history's boldest, baddest, and bawdiest royals.

The bad seeds on the family trees of the most powerful royal houses of Europe often became the most rotten of apples: über-violent autocrats Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible literally reigned in blood. Lettice Knollys strove to mimic the appearance of her cousin Elizabeth I and even stole her man. And Pauline Bonaparte scandalized her brother Napoleon by having a golden goblet fashioned in the shape of her breast.

Chock-full of shocking scenes, titillating tales, and wildly wicked nobles, Royal Pains is a rollicking compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe.

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Format: Book
Author: Carroll, Leslie, 1959-
Summary: Compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe.
Title: Royal pains : a rogues' gallery of brats, brutes, and bad seeds / Leslie Carroll.
Publisher Date: New York : New American Library, c2011.
Subject: Kings and rulers -- Conduct of life -- History. Royal houses -- History
Isbn: 9780451232212 (pbk.) 0451232216 (pbk.)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 940.099 Car
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Bib Id: 359266

Format: Book
Author: Carroll, Leslie, 1959-
Summary: Compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe.
Title: Royal pains : a rogues' gallery of brats, brutes, and bad seeds / Leslie Carroll.
Publisher, Date: New York : New American Library, c2011.
Description: xvii, 391 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Kings and rulers -- Conduct of life -- History.
Subjects: Royal houses -- History
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [387]-390).
Contents: King John, 1166 or 1167-1216 -- Vlad III of Wallachia ("Vlad the Impaler"), 1431-1476 -- George, Duke of Clarence, 1449-1478, and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, 1452-1485 -- Ivan IV ("Ivan the Terrible"), 1530-1584 -- Lettice Knollys, 1543-1634 -- Erzébet (Elizabeth) Bathory ("The Blood Countess"), 1560-1614 -- Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn, 1745-1790 -- Pauline Bonaparte, 1780-1825 -- Archduke Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1858-1889 -- Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, 1864-1892 -- Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.
LCCN: 2010039898
ISBN: 9780451232212 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0451232216 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 940.099 Car