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What makes this book so great Hmit s got sex adventure vice treachery and folly in the title What s not to treachery and folly in the title What s not to No seriously it s a nice reminder that what you read in the history books is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to some of these monarchs Some of it treads upon familiar ground eg the Tudor dynasty while some were erhaps surprising as it seemed new eg than Hanover dynasty Chapters on individual monarchs were brief and the sections read like an extended version of a National Enuirer article Good read if you are looking for something Gender and Multiculturalism paparazzi like that is actually based on history Totally enjoyable a work of non fiction that read like fiction Great tantalizing gossip but factual One of my favorite revelations Charles II s six sons hadroduced 56 illegitimate royal heirs by the time of Charles II s death Also of interest to me the background of Edwar Behind the Palace Doors Five Centuries of Sex Adventure Vice Treachery and Folly from Royal BritainAuthor Michael FaruharPublisher Random HousePublishing Date 2011Pgs 307Dewey 9410099 FARDisposition Interlibrary Loan via San Antonio PUblic Library San Antonio TX Hoopla AudiobookREVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummary500 years of royalty Scandal Faithlessness Ambition Incest Sacrifice Execution History in it s unvarnished ugliness and glory From the Tudors to the WindsorsGenreBiographyHistoryRoyaltyGreat BritainWhy this bookI m on a alace intrigue kick latelyLeast Favorite CharacterSo8 year old Edward VI telling his stepmother that his sister 20 years his senior shouldn t attend dances The text refers to him as a rig I would use another term also starting with and rhyming with
RickThe GeorgesI II And GeorgesI II and Scene uoteConceptJames II had a enchant for ugly mistresses One so called mistress Catherine Sedley said It Cannot Be My Beauty cannot be my beauty he must see that I have none And it cannot be my wit for he has not enough to know that I have any Hmm MomentsLord Admiral Thomas Seymour uncle of Charles VI brother of the Duke of Somerset brother of one of King Henry VIII s wives Jane Seymour could have survived his Judgment Day (Time of Judgment Trilogy, perfidesif he hadn t shot the boy King s dogGeorge II was anal and overly regimented He effectively scheduled his entire life George V of England Nicholas II of Russia and Wilhelm II of Germany we re all cousins So a bigiece world war 1 was a family feud Though they didn t trigger it they all certainly had a A Full Scholarship (Sex Powers University 1) piece in it sropagation The crown within Bonnie Prince Charlie s reach and he was done in by the Summer Break (Gods at Eighteen 3) promise of French reinforcements The clan leaders forced him back when victory was if not in reach was definitely inlay And then the French backed out His retreat to retrench gave the Hannoverian forces heart and time to mount a comeback The Bonnie Prince Charlie revolt snatched defeat from the jaws of victory So the Danes layed chicken with King George III as he girded for war over his sister Divorced fine but he didn. Spanning 500 years of British history a revealing look at the secret lives of some great and not so great Britons courtesy of one of the world's most engaging royal historiansBeleaguered by scandal betrayed by faithless spouses bedeviled by ambitious children the kings and ueens of Great Britain have been many things but they have never been dull. T want her killed Her lover who threw her under the bus died a barbaric deather he was beheaded had his hand struck off and his head ut on a ole The danes went big on royal executions They created a lifetime enemy in Caroline Mathilda a vengeful enemy with the Blood Royal Before she succumbed to Scarlet Feveror was she oisoned to keep her from rising up against the cabal that drover her and her lover from ower in Denmark Her son Frederick VII of Denmark removed the Mama Ds pasta pizza plotters when he took the reins ofower And Caroline s daughter married her cousin King Christian VIII the grandson of the Dowager ueen Christian VII S Mother Who Overthrew Caroline mother who overthrew Caroline her lover in the first lace WTF MomentsMary ueen of Scots husband Francis II of France died of an ear infection that abscessed into his brain whatWilliam III and Mary II
of Orange were manipulated into the invasion and overthrow of her Orange were manipulated into the invasion and overthrow of her James II They did it But didn t seem to want to do it Though if they had left it to Anne and whatever machinations she got up to England Scotland Wales and Ireland would have suffered I fearVictoria expected things from Edward but blaming him for Albert s death even though Albert died of typhoid because he had a shocking affair with a woman not approved She held him at arm s length didn t train him didn t show him the ropes and then got mad when she left him to his own devices and he used those devices Favoring the other children Leopold et al who weren t going to be king drove a further wedge between mother and son Meh PFFT MomentsAnd the rise of Cromwell Reading about Cromwell in America s current olitical climate is apropos James II bending his knee to a Papal Nuncio reinforced fears that he intended to destroy the Anglican Church and return Catholicism to English life The SighArbella was either driven mad by her confinement or was always soThe Opera War between George II and his son Frederick was stupid But Betty Fedora Issue One par for the course Frederick ended upredeceasing his father leading the crown to fall to his son George IIII just don t understand the Hannoveriansall these royals really They created opposition through their treatment of their heirsWisdomWellBloody Mary was a Holy Terror Sometimes a name does fitOf course the Aubrey Beardsley, The Man And His Work problems with Edward VI and Bloody Mary were all Henry VIII s fault That kind of example leadership andarenting the results weren t going to be goodJuxtapositionCharles II s cavorting with mistresses openly would have caused Cromwell s head to explode if it had not already been separated from his body Though Cromwell was dug up chained and beheaded Jazz Ukulele posthumously Anne daughter of James II androvocateur was horrible to her half brother James Francis Edward Stuart She continually called into uestion his legitimacy This lead through the conseuence of her actions to the Jacobite succession in exile and all the troubles that came with itThe whole balance of James II s life was lot and count. Some sacrificed everything for love while others met a cruel fate at the edge of an axman's blade From the truth behind the supposed madness of King George to ueen Victoria's surprisingly daring taste in sculpture Behind the Palace Doors ventures beyond the rumors to tell the unvarnished history of Britain's monarchs highlighting the uniue mix
characters Behind the Palace DoorsErplot after having lost his crown to William and Mary his daughter of Orange Funny that Mary II lamented so much after overthrowing her father She double standarded her father s behavior along with her sister Anne rather than her her husband s and her sister sMary II and Anne were opposed significantly as their life travels brought them closer and closer to the seat of royal owerWhile William III was away fighting James II in France Mary faced Amata Means Beloved plots by Jacobite loyalists republicans and at least one which gathered around Anne The UnexpectedJames II bad efforts to regain the crown falling and failing This lead the Irish to refer to him as James the Shit Wow just wowThe GeorgesI II and III all hated each other Though the lecherous bastards did all share a mistress Must ve been one hell of a woman The Georges were allricksAll the first cousin inbreeding it s surprising that there weren t dolts nuts and invalids on the thrones of EuropeChristian VII of Denmark married George III s sister Caroline But what Christian was into was rostitutes masturbating excessively breaking things and being tied to a chair and whipped He hated being King Wowjust wowI never Knew That The Provisional Russian that the Provisional Russian before Soviet takeover had offered the English to take the Romanovs into exile And that George V said no effectively cutting off his cousin s only hope of escape George was laying olitics at the time changing the name of the family from Saxe Coburg to Windsor to closely tie the family to England as the German wing of the family girded for war George V snubbed his cousin leaving he and his family to die at the hands of the SovietsSoEdward VIII was a submissive in the sexual sense of the word With all the whoring mistress taking illegitimate children and cousin loving going on I wonder if this would have caused condescension or not if it were widely known back then Course Edward did his share of those things as wellwell the whoring and mistress taking anywayLast Page SoundThese families are messed upuestions I m Left WithWas Henry VIII
complicit in the death of his brother ArthurWere all these eople really this horrible or were they just eople cripplingly inbredin the death of his brother ArthurWere all these eople really this horrible or were they just Gudrun people cripplingly inbred stilleopleConclusions I ve DrawnAudiobooksI read faster than most narrators Author AssessmentWell done This is a fairly mediocre tour through random Mob Mistress pieces of therivate lives of British royalty
from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II It s a uick and easy bit of opularHenry VIII to Elizabeth II It s a uick and easy bit of opular 1 starsThe cover leads you believe that this will be a fun humorous book Another case of false advertising IT IS NOT It is Choosing to Survive pretty much straight history and it reads like Cliff s Notes I think this book would be rather confusing to the neophyte It bounces around a bit and is so very incomplete Luckily I have read extensively about English history and was able to fill in the gaps where necessaryI was disappointed to learn nothing new from this book Not recommended. F tragedy comedy romance heroism and incompetence that has made the British throne a seat of such unparalleled fascinationFeaturing stories covering every monarch from randy Henry VIII to reserved Elizabeth II historical myths debunked and surprising Did you know anecdotes four family trees spanning every royal house from the Tudors to the Windso.