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Auteur Eleanor Herman
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Sex with Kings / Eleanor Herman (2004)
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Code-barres Cote Support Localisation Section Disponibilité 008455 944 HER Livre Books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines Collection in English DisponibleSex with the Queen / Eleanor Herman (2006)
Titre : Sex with the Queen : 900 years of vile kings, verile lovers, and passionate politics Type de document : texte imprimé Auteurs : Eleanor Herman, Auteur Editeur : Harper Collins Année de publication : 2006 Importance : 322 ISBN/ISSN/EAN : 978-0-06-084673-2 Langues : Anglais (eng) Catégories : Europe
Histoire / History
Royauté / Royalty
Résumé : n this follow-up to the bestselling "Sex with Kings" we discover the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of the Queen's boudoir. After all, Queen Victoria, that bastion of virtue, had nine children! You'll read about the notorious Catherine the Great, the passionately foolish Marie Antoinette, the destructively willful Tsarina Alexandra, and many more! Some Queens had numerous lovers, others seldom strayed, but all were full-blooded women who lived and loved under intense public scrutiny. And the men who loved these women sometimes gained riches, and sometimes lost their heads. Once again, Eleanor Herman has combined impeccable research while accessibly telling these fascinating stories. "Sex with the Queen" will both entertain and educate. Nature (forme/thème) : Histoire Permalink :
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Code-barres Cote Support Localisation Section Disponibilité 014563 944 HER Livre Books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines Collection in English DisponibleThe Royal Art of Poison : Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul / Eleanor Herman (2018)
Titre : The Royal Art of Poison : Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul Type de document : texte imprimé Auteurs : Eleanor Herman Editeur : St. Martin's Press Année de publication : 2018 Importance : 286 p. ISBN/ISSN/EAN : 978-1-250-14086-9 Langues : Français (fre) Catégories : Histoire / History
Politique européenne / European politics
Résumé : The Story of Poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by rivals to their station. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family's spoons, tried on their underpants, and tested their chamber pots.
Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications, and filthy living conditions. Women wore makeup made with mercury and lead. Men rubbed turds on their bald spots. Phsyicians presribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin creams, drinks of lead filings, and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner. The most gorgeous palaces were little better than filthy latrines.
In The Royal Art of Poison, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe's glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, festering illness, and, sometimes, murder. Along the way, she analyzes the suspicious deaths of some of the most famous royals in history
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