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.

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: 2210
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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.

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


Author: Bray Claude
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781340196745
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 7156
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Liebe im Schatten der Krone

Die Geschichte der königlichen Mätressen
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105605525
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 8406
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Pikante Geschichten über Sex und Macht Mätressen – sie wurden geliebt, gefürchtet, beneidet und führten ein Leben auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Traumschloss und Kerker. Eleanor Herman stellt sie alle vor: die Berühmtesten und Unsterblichsten ebenso wie die, deren Liaison mit dem König nicht ans Licht der Öffentlichkeit dringen durfte. Begegnen Sie den großen Mätressen der Weltgeschichte: Madame de Pompadour, Lola Montez und vielen anderen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The King's Revenge


Author: Claude Bray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 281
View: 3352
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Königsschwur

Roman
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641144329
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 4871
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Ein düsteres Reich, ein verstoßener Prinz und eine gefährliche Mission – Königsschwur hat alles, was ein spannendes Fantasy-Epos braucht Prinz Yarvi von Gettland ist ein Krüppel, ein Schwächling, ein Niemand. Mit nur einer funktionstüchtigen Hand geboren und von seinem Vater verachtet, muss er sich mit einem bedeutungslosen Diplomatenposten zufriedengeben. Als sein Vater und sein Bruder eines Tages brutal ermordet werden, überwindet Yarvi seine Schwäche und besteigt den Schwarzen Thron von Gettland. Und er legt einen Eid ab: denjenigen, der seine Familie getötet hat, zu finden und zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen! Doch dann wird Yarvi von seinen engsten Vertrauten verraten ...

Die Rückkehr des Schattenkönigs


Author: Derek Benz,Jon S. Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570132104
Category:
Page: 383
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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
View: 3274
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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.

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
View: 6583
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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
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1717
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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: 6488
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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.

Racheklingen

Roman
Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641037786
Category: Fiction
Page: 928
View: 6224
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Der Meister der modernen Abenteuer-Fantasy Die Söldnerin Monzcarro Mercatto hat alles, was sie sich wünschen kann: einen Geliebten, Geld im Überfluss und Ansehen beim Volk von Styrien. Dem Großherzog ist ihr Erfolg jedoch ein Dorn im Auge, und so lässt er sie kurzerhand beseitigen – denkt er. Doch Monzcarro überlebt wie durch ein Wunder und kennt nur noch ein Ziel: Rache. Nach seinem triumphalen Erfolg mit den Romanen um den Barbaren, den Inquisitor und den Magier kehrt Joe Abercrombie in „Racheklingen“ erneut in die fantastische Welt seiner Helden zurück. Action, Spannung und Humor garantiert!

Carrie

Roman
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 9783404131211
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8114
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Als Dreijährige lässt sie einen Steinregen auf ihr Elternhaus niederregnen, weil ihre Mutter ihr in einem Anfall religiösem Wahns nach dem Leben trachtet. Als Sechzehnjährige muss sie einen Augenblick tiefster Demütigung erleben. Schon immer von ihren Mitschülern wegen ihrer scheuen zurückhaltenden Art gehänselt, wird sie auf dem Abschlussball der Schule das Opfer eines bösen Streichs. Schmerz, Enttäuschung, Wut treiben Carrie zum Äußersten, die beseelt und besessen ist von einer unheimlichen Gabe: Mit schierer Kraft ihres Willens entfesselt sie ein Inferno, gegen das die Hölle ein lieblicher Garten Eden ist. Das ist Carrie - beseelt, besessen von einer unheimlichen Gabe mit ungeheurer Tragweite und furchtbaren Folgen.

Schattenkrone

Royal Blood
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034117
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 7817
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Stell dir eine Zeit vor, in der die Menschen den Göttern gleichgültig sind, und das Böse an den Rändern der Welt erwacht ... Alex ist kurz davor, für immer aus dem Schatten seines mächtigen Vaters zu treten und der größte Heerführer aller Zeiten zu werden. Seine Verbündete Kat hat einen Plan, von dem Alex niemals erfahren darf. Die beiden verbindet weit mehr als sie ahnen. Wem kannst du trauen? Und was ist am Ende stärker? Das Schicksal? Magie? Oder deine Feinde?

The Grace of Kings


Author: Ken Liu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481424297
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 629
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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...

The Kings and Their Hawks

Falconry in Medieval England
Author: Robin S. Oggins
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300100587
Category: History
Page: 251
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In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is the first broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, a book that draws on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. Robin S. Oggins begins with a description of the birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. He provides a short history of early falconry in western Europe and England, then explores in unprecedented detail royal falconry from the reign of William I to the death of Edward I in 1307. The author concludes with an overview of the place and importance of falconry in medieval life.

Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark / Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026809300
Category: Drama
Page: 310
View: 3697
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Hamlet and the Acting of Revenge


Author: Peter Mercer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780877451716
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 269
View: 8696
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