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

A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors
A Treasury of Royal Scandals The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest Weirdest Most Wanton Kings Queens Tsars Popes and Emperors
Author: Michael Farquhar
ISBN-13: 9780739420256
ISBN-10: 0739420259
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 323
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Unbelievably good! If you want a quick overview of the royals faults, quirks, and foibles, this is the book. I enjoyed it! The writing style is accessible and fun. The stories give just the right amount of information. Loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
Brief chapters with fascinating tales about European royalty. Bad things happen when you inbreed for centuries at a time, and the stories are here to prove it!
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Helpful Score: 1
LOVE this book. It's really funny, and shocking, all at the same time. The section about the Popes is especially entertaining; the Catholic Church should have ousted these criminals long ago! Definitely one of my top 5 books on the subject.
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A very interesting read about royalty. I couldn't put it down.
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"A Treasury of Royal Scandals" offers up fascinating history lessons -- tabloid style. This gossipy book is fun to read although somewhat disjointed. The author jumps back and forth between different monarchs and time periods but includes helpful historical timelines and family trees.
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A very interesting read.
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I really enjoyed this book. Some historical things that you would not find in most history books!
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Very funny, shocking accounts of royals behaving badly.
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Breezy overview of royal scandals from England, Russia, Spain plus tales of Roman Emperors and popes. very enjoyable
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While the book contained some neat tidbits of history, I didn't like the writing style or format at all. It read like 'fluff,' and I felt like I was reading tabloids about historical figures rather than a reputable history book.
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Funny and irreverent look at the royal heads of Europe (with a side trip through the Roman Emperors and the Papacy), listing feuds, sexual peccadilloes, assassinations, and diverse medical oddities, among other tidbits.
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I really enjoyed this book and found it to be quite funny. Some stories were familiar but some were news to me!
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"Gleeful, naughty, somtimes perverted - like so many of the crowned heads themselves - ...presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior throught the ages." ...from the book cover
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The shocking true stories of history's wickedst, weirdest, most wanton kings, queens, Tsars, Popes and Emperors.