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Royal Babylon : the alarming history of European royalty

Author: Karl Shaw
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Broadway books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of Europe's royal houses and their royal scandals, discussing insane, psychopathic, sex-obsessed, drunken, and otherwise debauched rulers including Kaiser Wilhelm II, Peter the Great, and Louis XV.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Shaw
ISBN: 0767907558 9780767907552
OCLC Number: 45630578
Notes: Originally published: London : Virgin, 1999.
Description: ix, 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Lie back and think of Belgium: the perils of royal marriage --
Rex noster insanit: our king is insane --
A breed apart: a lesson in royal inbreeding --
The sport of kings: the secret of royal adultery --
God's bailiffs: absolute power in Hohenzollern Germany and Romanov Russia --
Hanover family values --
First, catch your king: the tragic history of the fairy-tale monarchy --
The stud farm of Europe: the rise of the House of Saxe-Coburg --
Duty, dignity, decency: the Windsors.
Responsibility: Karl Shaw.
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Chronicles the history of Europe's royal houses and their royal scandals, discussing insane, psychopathic, sex-obsessed, drunken, and otherwise debauched rulers including Kaiser Wilhelm II, Peter the Great, and Louis XV.

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