Author(s): Leslie Carroll
Elegant palaces, dazzling power plays, secret affairs and scandalous marriages, royal romances have been the stuff of gossip and speculation for centuries. From the fascination with Charles II's mistresses to the spectacular fall out from Henry VIII's many marriages, royal romances have held a sway over popular culture to the mass adoration for Diana's tragic tale and the media frenzy surrounding Kate Middleton's every move. Leslie Carroll takes a look at five scandalous and seductive royal stories that will enchant and entertain royalists and lovers of history alike.
Praise for Leslie Carroll's Royal Books:
"For those who enjoy reading about the scandals of the noble class, and want to learn more about the darker side of various royal families, this is a thoroughly enjoyable, quick read." --"Booklist "
"Carroll writes with verve and wit...[An] irresistible combination of "People" Magazine and the History Channel." --"Chicago Tribune"
Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of women's fiction and historical fiction. As Juliet Grey, she has most recently published "Becoming Marie Antoinette" with Ballantine. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Vermont.