A Treasury of Royal ScandalsA Treasury of Royal Scandals



Family trees.

Author: Michael Farquhar

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ISBN: 0739420259

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Family trees. -- The lust emperors. -- Six royals sinning. -- Unholy matrimony. -- Mom was a monster, Pop was a weasel. -- Royal family feud. -- Strange reigns. -- When in Rome. -- Papal vice. -- Death be not dignified. -- Appendix I: British monarchs (1066-present). -- Appendix II: French monarchs (1515-1814). -- Appendix III: Russian monarchs (1682-1917). -- Appendix IV: Timeline featuring a chronological index of monarchs in the Treasury and concurrent events in the Western world.

A Treasury of Royal ScandalsA Treasury of Royal Scandals



From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never ...

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780140280241

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From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in history class. Gleeful, naughty, sometimes perverted-like so many of the crowned heads themselves-A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages. From ancient Rome to Edwardian England, from the lavish rooms of Versailles to the dankest corners of the Bastille, the great royals of Europe have excelled at savage parenting, deadly rivalry, pathological lust, and meeting death with the utmost indignity-or just very bad luck.

A Treasury of Royal ScandalsA Treasury of Royal Scandals



Z/7°1/'0 (01//? Scânăas, The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors MICHAEL FARQUHAR PENGUIN BOOKS A TREASURY OF ROYAL SCANDALS Michael Farquhar is.

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101010396

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Page: 352

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From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in history class. Gleeful, naughty, sometimes perverted-like so many of the crowned heads themselves-A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages. From ancient Rome to Edwardian England, from the lavish rooms of Versailles to the dankest corners of the Bastille, the great royals of Europe have excelled at savage parenting, deadly rivalry, pathological lust, and meeting death with the utmost indignity-or just very bad luck.

A Treasury of DeceptionA Treasury of Deception



In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries?

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626647

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Page: 320

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We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history—to say nothing of business, politics, and the media—suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler’s diaries? Why do millions still believe the vague doggerel that Nostradamus passed off as prophecy? Organizing his material by theme (con artists, the press, military trickery, scientific fraud, imposters, great escapes, and more), Michael Farquhar takes in everything from the hoodwinking of Hitler to Vincent “the Chin” Gigante’s thirty-year crazy act. A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposé—and celebration—of mendacity. A Treasury of Deception also includes: Ten tricksters from scripture Ten great liars in literature Ten egregious examples of modern American doublespeak Ten classic deceptions from Greek mythology

A Treasury of Great American ScandalsA Treasury of Great American Scandals



Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals.

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142001929

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Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. We can take comfort in the fact that we are no worse and no better than our forebears. But we do have better media coverage. Bonus educational material: A brief history of the United States, including scandals! The American Hall of Shame! A complete listing of presidential administrations!

Bad Days in HistoryBad Days in History



From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery include lost fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and missed out on a $30 billion ...

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426212802

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Page: 484

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National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncovers an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery include lost fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and missed out on a $30 billion-dollar windfall), romance gone wrong (like the 16th-century Shah who experimented with an early form of Viagra with empire-changing results), and truly bizarre moments (like the Great Molasses Flood of 1919). Think you’re having a bad day? Trust us, it gets worse.

A Treasury of Great American ScandalsA Treasury of Great American Scandals



A Treasury of Deception is a zestful, gossipy exposé—and celebration—of mendacity. ISBN 978-0-14-303544-2 A Treasury of Royal Scandals:The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens,Tsars, Popes, ...

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440684180

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Page: 336

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Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. We can take comfort in the fact that we are no worse and no better than our forebears. But we do have better media coverage. Bonus educational material: A brief history of the United States, including scandals! The American Hall of Shame! A complete listing of presidential administrations!

The Pocket Guide to Royal ScandalsThe Pocket Guide to Royal Scandals



... Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City, Hippocrene Books Inc. USA, 2005 Edwards, A., The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace, Harper Collins, London, 1992 Farquhar, M., A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Penguin Books, ...

Author: Andy Hughes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844683802

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Page: 160

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A must-buy book for everyone interested in history and skeletons in the regal cupboards. Discover fascinating facts about lust, greed, murder, envy and just plain stupidity. Read King Henry VIIIs scurrilous letters to Anne Boleyn (thought he was interested in her mind? Think again). Whilst King Charles II was known as the Merry Monarch and Queen Elizabeth Is nickname, the Virgin Queen was rumored to be a misnomer, there was a darker side to the royal family, including murder and regicide was Queen Victorias son really Jack the Ripper or did her surgeon do it? History will come alive with this fact-filled book.

More Bad Days in HistoryMore Bad Days in History



Tales of unfortunate events and mishaps featuring significant historical figures.

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426221460

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Page: 400

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In the sequel to his sleeper hit Bad Days in History, acclaimed journalist Michael Farquhar brings us another 365 wickedly entertaining days of historical bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem. History is filled with struggle and triumph, determination and discovery, courage and revolution--and let's face it, some really bad days. Featuring tales of bad romance, failed business deals, presidential missteps, royal sabotage, tragic loss, and missed opportunities, this illuminating narrative tells the unfortunate--but often comical--tales of days gone horribly wrong from ancient history to the modern day. With a red-letter event for every day of the year--from January 2, 1492, when the sultan of Granada was relieved of his kingdom by Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, to February 18, 1900, when heroin was first prescribed by doctors to cure the common cough--you'll find yourself amused, intrigued, and sometimes horrified by day after day of hilarious misfortune. Think you're having a bad day? Think again.

Behind the Palace DoorsBehind the Palace Doors



Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from the Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the current tribe of rabble-rousing royals.

Author: Michael Farquhar

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812979046

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Page: 307

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Offers a secret history of the scandals, scheming and intrigue surrounding the British royal family, from the Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II and the current tribe of rabble-rousing royals. By the best-selling author of A Treasury of Royal Scandals.Original.