Royal romances: titillating tales of passion and power in the palaces of Europe 9781101607121, 1101607122

More breathtaking than any fairy tale, here are seven scandalous, seductive centuries of all-for-love royal desire . . .

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Royal romances: titillating tales of passion and power in the palaces of Europe
 9781101607121, 1101607122

Table of contents :
Charles VII, 1403-1461 : Ruled France 1422-61 and Agnès Sorel (1409-1449) --
Henri II, 1519-1559 : Ruled France 1547-1559 and Diane de Poitiers (1499-1566) --
Louis XIV, 1638-1715 : Ruled France 1643-1715 and Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart-Mortemart, Marquise de Montespan (1641-1707) and Françoise Daubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719) --
Sophia Dorothea of Celle, 1666-1726 and philipp Christoph von Konigsmark (1665-1694) --
Louis XV, 1710-1774 : ruled France 1715-1774 and Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-1764) and Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry (1743-1793) --
Catherine the Great (Catherine II), 1729-1796 : ruled Russia 1762-1796 and Grigory Potemkin (1739-1791) --
Caroline Mathilde, 1751-1775 : Queen of Denmark 1766-1772 and Johann Struensee (1737-1772) --
Marie Antoinette, 1755-1793 : Queen of France 1774-1792 and Count Axel von Fersen (1755-1810) --
Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821 : As Napoleon I, Emperor of the French from 1804-1814 and for 3 months in the spring of 1815 and Marie, Countess Walewska (1786-1817) --
Ludwig I of Bavaria, 1786-1868 : ruled 1825-1848 and Lola Montez (1821-1861) --
George VI, 1895-1952 : ruled England 1936-1952 and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (1900-2002) --
Prince William of Wales (b. 1982) and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (b. 1982).

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