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Paperback Sex with the Queen : 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics Book

ISBN: 0060846747

ISBN13: 9780060846749

Sex with the Queen : 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics

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In royal courts bristling with testosterone--swashbuckling generals, polished courtiers, and virile cardinals--how did repressed regal ladies find happiness? Anne Boleyn flirted with courtiers; Catherine Howard slept with one. Henry VIII had both of them beheaded. Catherine the Great had her idiot husband murdered and ruled the Russian empire with a long list of sexy young favorites. Marie Antoinette fell in love with the handsome Swedish count Axel...

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6 ratings

Interesting, but filled with far too many rumors and ridiculous unproven things.

I read this, and it's been about a year since I did and I'm still mad about it. Don't rec if you're expecting accuracy, or anything of substance.

History and entertainment all in one!

I loved this book. I love medieval history (and other eras) and this book taught me a lot about what women went through in history. This book was amazing because it taught me a lot about history but was very entertaining as well. I could not put it down! Unlike a fiction novel, this stuff really happened! Eleanor Herman really knows her stuff and writes in a conversation way that feels like you're talking with a girlfriend, not reading a history lesson!

Couldn't Get Enough!

I could not get enough!!! Of the book that is. :) The title is naughty but the book is well written, well researched, and filled with a lot of things I had never read before about the royals. This is one of those books I didn't want to put down and wanted to keep reading. I highly recommend it!

PERFECT FOLLOW UP TO "SEX WITH KINGS"!!

I LOVED, "Sex With Kings" and was SO happy when I heard there was to be a companion book about the Queens. So I waited what seemed like forever for it to come out and when it did, I couldn't put it down! I felt like I was reading, "People," but the historical version. That was great! (I get "People" by the way.) I laughed more than a few times at the insanity of some of the actions of the Queens. Better than a soap opera. But best of all-it REALLY happened! HA! Two of the best books I've read in a very long time. I'll read whatever Ms. Herman decides to publish in the future. How about a book about all the crazy things the famous poets of the world did? THAT would be great! I have a degree in English Literature and some of the things I've heard would make a GREAT book!

Splendid Read and Fascinating History

More than the scandalous relationships of royal women, this delightful book offers insight into the often dreary lives of royal wombs. No wonder queens looked beyond their impotent, idiot kings for some kind of life. They risked everything in the exciting and dangerous game and lost more than they won. Great read, great insight and wonderfully written.

One of this year's best non-fictions on women's history

Unbelievably readable. Fascinating findings and conclusions. Many take-aways for men and women on how to co-manage the powers of sex and politics. Impeccable research and story-telling combined. Herman will certainly become one of this Century's great writers on women's history! MJD April 2006
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