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The royal art of poison : fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, filthy palaces, and murder most foul

Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Herman
ISBN: 9781250140869 1250140862
OCLC Number: 1043040500
Description: 304 pages
Contents: Introduction --
Poison, poison, everywhere --
Poison from the banquet table to the royal underpants --
Unicorn horns and rooster dung : poison detectors and antidotes --
Dying to be beautiful : dangerous cosmetics --
Murderous medicine : mercury enemas and rat turd elixirs --
Putrid palaces : a poisoned environment --
The poison chronicles : where rumors of royal poisoning meet scientific analysis --
Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, 1275-1313 --
Cangrande della Scala, Italian warlord, 1291-1329 --
Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France, 1422-1450 --
Edward VI, king of England, 1537-1553 --
Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, 1528-1572 --
Eric XIV, King of Sweden, 1533-1577 --
Ivan IV, the Terrible, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584; his mother, Elena Glinskaya, ca. 1510-1538; and his first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, 1530-1560 --
Grand Duke Francesco de Medici of Tuscany, 1541-1587, and Grand Duchess Bianca Cappello, 1548-1587 --
Gabrielle d'Estrees, mistress of King Henri IV of France, 1573-1599 --
Tycho Brahe, astronomer and imperial mathematician, 1546-1601 --
Michelangelo de Merisi, known as Caravaggio, artist to Italy's elite, 1572-1610 --
Henry Stuart, prince of Wales, 1594-1612 --
Sir Thomas Overbury, royal adviser at the court of James I, 1581-1613 --
Princess Henrietta Stuart of England, Duchesse d'Orleans, 1644-1670 --
Mademoiselle de Fontanges, mistress of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1680, and the affair of the poisons --
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, imperial court musician, 1756-1791 --
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1769-1821 --
Poison in the modern era --
Scientific advances in the Victorian age --
The democratization of poison --
Modern medicis : the rebirth of political poison --
Pick your poison --
The poison hall of fame --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Eleanor Herman.

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