Sex with Kings

500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061751554
Category: History
Page: 320
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Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. Eleanor Herman's Sex with Kings takes us into the throne rooms and bedrooms of Europe's most powerful monarchs. Alive with flamboyant characters, outrageous humor, and stirring poignancy, this glittering tale of passion and politics chronicles five hundred years of scintillating women and the kings who loved them. Curiously, the main function of a royal mistress was not to provide the king with sex but with companionship. Forced to marry repulsive foreign princesses, kings sought solace with women of their own choice. And what women they were! From Madame de Pompadour, the famous mistress of Louis XV, who kept her position for nineteen years despite her frigidity, to modern-day Camilla Parker-Bowles, who usurped none other than the glamorous Diana, Princess of Wales. The successful royal mistress made herself irreplaceable. She was ready to converse gaily with him when she was tired, make love until all hours when she was ill, and cater to his every whim. Wearing a mask of beaming delight over any and all discomforts, she was never to be exhausted, complaining, or grief-stricken. True, financial rewards for services rendered were of royal proportions -- some royal mistresses earned up to $200 million in titles, pensions, jewels, and palaces. Some kings allowed their mistresses to exercise unlimited political power. But for all its grandeur, a royal court was a scorpion's nest of insatiable greed, unquenchable lust, and vicious ambition. Hundreds of beautiful women vied to unseat the royal mistress. Many would suffer the slings and arrows of negative public opinion, some met with tragic ends and were pensioned off to make room for younger women. But the royal mistress often had the last laugh, as she lived well and richly off the fruits of her "sins." From the dawn of time, power has been a mighty aphrodisiac. With diaries, personal letters, and diplomatic dispatches, Eleanor Herman's trailblazing research reveals the dynamics of sex and power, rivalry and revenge, at the most brilliant courts of Europe. Wickedly witty and endlessly entertaining, Sex with Kings is a chapter of women's history that has remained unwritten -- until now.

Alfred the Great; King's Revenge


Author: Bruce Corbett
Publisher: Bruce Corbett
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 270
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After seven years of hard-won peace, a Viking army lands in Wessex and attacks Rochester. Alfred the Great has traitors within the Empire, and two powerful Viking Kings to his north. Nevertheless, he manages to drive out the invaders. He hits back at their sanctuary, and enrages Guthrum of East Anglia. The West Saxons cross the Thames River, decimate the Viking settlements on the northern shore, and seize London. Guthrum gathers his forces and marches south, while Alfred and his army prepare for the battle which will decide the fate of all Britain. Alfred, historical, Viking, Wessex, England, Saxon, Ambrose, polonius, king guthrum, guthrum, alfred the great, adventure

The King's Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History


Author: Jordan, Don
Publisher: Singapore Books
ISBN: N.A
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The King's Revenge

Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History
Author: Michael Walsh,Don Jordan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748126546
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 1764
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When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, but among them were remarkable men, including John Milton and Oliver Cromwell. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh bring these remarkable figures and this astonishing story vividly to life an engrossing, bloody tale of plots, spies, betrayal, fear and ambition.

Hamlet


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Ediciones Brontes
ISBN: 8496975509
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Hamlet (1600-01) es quizá la obra más famosa de William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Lo demuestra así la cantidad de ediciones y sus versiones fílmicas. El rey de Dinamarca ha sido asesinado por su hermano Claudio, que ha usurpado el trono y desposado a la viuda sin respetar el período de luto. Hamlet, hijo del rey asesinado, es el prototipo del hombre, sumido en las "dudas existenciales" ante la traición y la venganza.

Revenge at Kings Mountain

Crisis in Conscience
Author: Ed DeVos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781941165935
Category: Fiction
Page: 246
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A historical novel of the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, a pivotal battle which took place in 1780 between loyalist and patriot forces during the American Revolutionary War.

A Clash of Kings

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553897852
Category: Fiction
Page: 784
View: 5916
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK TWO In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced. A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

Carrie


Author: Stephen King,Gregorio Vlastelica
Publisher: Plaza Y Janes Mexico
ISBN: 9780307348074
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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El escalofriante caso de una joven de apariencia insignificante que se transformo en un ser de poderes anormales, sembrando el terror en la ciudad. Con pulso magico para mantener la tension a lo largo de todo el libro, Stephen King narra la atormentada adolescencia de Carrie, y nos envuelve en una atmosfera sobrecogedora cuando la muchacha realiza una serie de descubrimientos hasta llegar al terrible momento de la venganza. Esta novela fue llevada al cine con un inmenso exito de publico y critica.

The Chronicle of the Kings of England

From William the Norman to the Death of George III.
Author: Robert Dodsley,Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 286
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The King's Bed

Sex, Power and the Court of Charles II
Author: Don Jordan,Michael Walsh
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405528893
Category: History
Page: 368
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To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Kérouaille. Some of Charles' women played their part in the affairs of state, colouring the way the nation was run. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh take us inside Charles' palace, where we will meet court favourites, amusing confidants, advisors jockeying for political power, mistresses past and present as well as key figures in his inner circle such as his 'pimpmasters' and his personal pox doctor. The astonishing private life of Charles II reveals much about the man he was and why he lived and ruled as he did. The King's Bed tells the compelling story of a king ruled by his passion.

Memoirs of the Kings of Great-Britain of the House of Brunswic-Luneburg. 2. Ed. - London, Robinson 1796


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Grace of Kings


Author: Ken Liu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481424297
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 8853
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Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.

Call of the Kings


Author: Chris Page
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849898677
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
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The French and English kings are at war, the Viking invaders are still causing mayhem having integrated into the Wessex landscape, and local warlord’s battle to gain a foothold on the Celts territory in any way they can. Twilight, the now old veneficus of Wessex, finds his replacement in Tara, a curly red-haired little girl from Ireland with special powers. As he trains Tara in the enchantments amidst the conflict raging around them, they must also maintain the crucial venefical presence at Stonehenge and Avebury. But while the old veneficus and his young novice attempt to deal with weak monarchs, a flesh-eating sorceress and three deviate and particularly evil Francian venefici, the Duke of Normandy invades England at the Battle of Hastings...

Hamlet and the Acting of Revenge


Author: Peter Mercer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780877451716
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 269
View: 9337
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The Return of the Kings: Book Three of Lord of the Rings

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610429907
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has been called one of the greatest fantasies of all time--but it is massive! There are hundreds of characters, plots, and settings. This study guide is a companion to the third book in the series: The Return of the King. It's the perfect guide to someone who wants extra help keeping up with all the twist and characters, or who just wants a refresher while reading the rest of the books in the series. The guide features an author biography, a plot overview, summary of major themes, summary of characters, and a summary of settings; it also has a chapter by chapter recap of the entire book. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. For more information about BookCaps Study Guides visit: www.bookcaps.com.

Kings of Disaster

Dualism, Centralism, and the Scapegoat King in Southeastern Sudan
Author: Simon Simonse
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004095601
Category: Social Science
Page: 477
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A comparative study of the political organization of five Eastern Nilotic peoples based on field work and written sources, analyzed in the light of Rene Girard's victimary anthropology. Regicide (several recent case studies) appears as a logical and necessary practice in these political systems which are neither segmentary nor states.

The Complete Concordance to Shakspere Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet by Mrs. Cowden Clarke


Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 860
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The History Of England

Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates
Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras,Nicholas Tindal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 807
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