The Pocket Guide to Royal Scandals

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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 VIII’s 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 I’s 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 Victoria’s son really Jack the Ripper or did her surgeon do it? History will come alive with this fact-filled book.

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Andy K. Hughes has worked as a journalist for almost twenty years, working for organisations such as ITN, the BBC and London's LBC Radio; his voice has also been heard on Classic FM in the UK as well as on National Public Radio in the U.S; in addition to this he has also been a regular contributor to several well-known magazines. Andy, who has four sons, studied history at university and lives in High Wycombe with his wife Bridget.

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There are takes of fortunes gambled away, spent on prostitutes, drink and drugs. The stories are sectioned into eras of history going right back through the ages from the present day. We tend to think that modern day morals have declined, that the twenty-first century is full of wicked, deceitful people who would sell their Granny to the highest bidder. Think again! Some of the so-called nobility from times gone by would laugh at our modern day 'scandals' - and they got away with it, and carried on doing it. Full of tales and intrigue that would delight the editors of Heat and The Sun these days, this is a gem of a book. - Random Things Through My Letterbox Blog

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