By Leslie Carroll
A humorous, raucous, and delightfully soiled 900-year historical past of the royal marriages of Europe's so much famous-and infamous-monarchs.
on the grounds that time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and nearly every thing to do with international relations and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to shape such notorious as Russia's Peter II and Catherine the nice, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici-all with the aim of begetting a male inheritor. yet with tensions excessive and silverware flying, kings like England's Henry II have fled to the beds in their nubile mistresses, whereas queens corresponding to Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge...
packed with the juicy gossip and undesirable habit that characterised Royal Affairs, this ebook chronicles the love-hate marriages of the topped heads of Europe-from the Angevins to Charles and Di-and ponders how dynasties ever survived in any respect.