Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain

Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain

Michael Farquhar


Spanning 500 years of British historical past, a revealing examine the key lives of a few nice (and not-so-great) Britons, courtesy of 1 of the world’s most attractive royal historians
 
Beleaguered via scandal, betrayed by means of faithless spouses, bedeviled by way of formidable young ones, the kings and queens of serious Britain were many stuff, yet they've got by no means been boring. a few sacrificed every little thing for romance, whereas others met a merciless destiny on the fringe of an axman’s blade. From the reality in the back of the intended insanity of King George to Queen Victoria’s unusually bold style in sculpture, in the back of the Palace Doors ventures past the rumors to inform the unvarnished heritage of Britain’s monarchs, highlighting the original mixture of tragedy, comedy, romance, heroism, and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such extraordinary fascination.
 
Featuring:
• tales protecting each monarch, from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II
• historic myths debunked and incredible “Did you recognize . . . ?” anecdotes
• 4 kinfolk bushes spanning each royal residence, from the Tudors to the Windsors

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