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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
In another royal expose, Farquhar, a writer at the Washington Post, duplicates some of the ground covered in Karl Shaw's Royal Babylon (reviewed above), such as Peter the Great's delight in administering torture (he had his son lashed to death) and the way Britain's Queen Mary cajoled her subjects into giving her their household treasures ("I am...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140280241
ISBN-10: 0140280243
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 116 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Erinyes avatar reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 279 more book reviews
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!
reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 35 more book reviews
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!
reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very funny, shocking accounts of royals behaving badly.
reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Breezy overview of royal scandals from England, Russia, Spain plus tales of Roman Emperors and popes. very enjoyable
rspolitico avatar reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 10 more book reviews
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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reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 19 more book reviews
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.
Bernie avatar reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on
A very interesting read about royalty. I couldn't put it down.
reviewed A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors on + 6 more book reviews
A very interesting read.


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