The ladies at Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table have put together an amazing series of events to celebrate the release of Leslie Carroll's latest, NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES. Over the last few days, I've read some wonderful articles about famous royal couples through the ages. It's been fascinating. Whether you're a history buff or an historical fiction fanatic, this is a phenomenal event you don't want to miss. Nice work, ladies!
Click here to visit the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table for links to articles and a schedule of events.
Also, each individual Round Table blogger is hosting a giveaway for a copy of the book. Check them out:
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NOTORIOUS ROYAL MARRIAGES
by Leslie Carroll
Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Paperback, 528pp
Edition Description: Original
Description (from the publisher):
A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs.
Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost everything to do with diplomacy and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to form such infamous couples as Russia's Peter II and Catherine the Great, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici-all with the purpose of begetting a male heir. But with tensions high and silverware flying, kings like England's Henry II have fled to the beds of their nubile mistresses, while queens such as Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge...
Full of the juicy gossip and bad behavior that characterized Royal Affairs, this book chronicles the love-hate marriages of the crowned heads of Europe-from the Angevins to Charles and Di-and ponders how dynasties ever survived at all.
About the author (from the publisher):
Leslie Carroll has written contemporary fiction under her own name, and historical fiction under the pen name Amanda Elyot.
Click here to visit the website of author Leslie Carroll.