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Doomed Queens (miękka)

lit. obcojęzyczna

  • Wydawnictwo 3a Corporation
  • Oprawa miękka
  • Ilość stron 176
  • Dostępność niedostępny

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Illicit love madness betrayalit isnt always good to be the queenMarie Antoinette Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots What did they have in common For a while they were crowned in gold cosseted in silk and flattered by courtiers But in the end they spent long nights in dark prison towers and were marched to the scaffold where they surrendered their heads to the executioner And they are hardly alone in their undignified demises Throughout history royal women have had a distressing way of meeting bad endsdying of starvation being burned at the stake or expiring in childbirth while trying desperately to produce an heir They always had to be on their toes and all too often even devious plotting miraculous pregnancies and selling out their sisters was not enough to keep them from forcible consignment to religious orders From Cleopatra suicide by asp to Princess Caroline suspiciously poisoned on her coronation day theres a gory downside to being blueblooded when you lack a Y chromosome Kris Waldherrs elegant little book is a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of queens across the ages a quirky funny utterly macabre tribute to the dark side of female empowerment Over the course of fifty irresistibly illustrated and toobrief lives Doomed Queens charts centuries of regal backstabbing and intrigue We meet wellknown figures like Catherine of Aragon whose happy marriage to Henry VIII ended prematurely when it became clear that she was a starter wifethe first of six And we meet forgotten queens like Amalasuntha the notoriously literate Ostrogoth princess who overreached politically and was strangled in her bath While their ends were bleak these queens did not die without purpose Their unfortunate lives are colorful cautionary tales for todays wouldbe power brokersa legacy of worldly and womanly wisdom gathered one spectacular regal ruin at a time
  • Dział: Literatura obcojęzyczna
  • Wydawnictwo: 3a Corporation
  • Oprawa: miękka
  • Okładka: miękka
  • Ilość stron: 176
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-2899-1
  • Wprowadzono: 06.04.2011

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