Notorious royal marriages: a juicy journey through nine centuries of dynasty, destiny, and desire

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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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Full title notorious royal marriages a juicy journey through nine centuries of dynasty destiny and desire
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display_description From the author of American Princess: The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry comes a funny and delightful history of the royal weddings and marriages of Europe's most famous—and infamous—monarchs. This edition includes bonus chapters!
"An irresistible combination of People magazine and the History Channel."—Chicago Tribune

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 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry—and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.
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subject_facet Europe -- Politics and government, Kings and rulers -- Sexual behavior -- History, Marriages of royalty and nobility -- Europe -- History, Queens -- Sexual behavior -- History
title_display Notorious royal marriages : a juicy journey through nine centuries of dynasty, destiny, and desire
title_full Notorious Royal Marriages A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire, Notorious royal marriages : a juicy journey through nine centuries of dynasty, destiny, and desire / Leslie Carroll
title_short Notorious royal marriages :
title_sub a juicy journey through nine centuries of dynasty, destiny, and desire
topic_facet History, Kings and rulers, Marriages of royalty and nobility, Nonfiction, Politics and government, Queens, Sexual behavior