Sex Lives of the Kings & Queens

Sex Lives of the Kings & Queens

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By (author) Nigel Cawthorne

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  • Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853758531
  • ISBN 13: 9781853758539
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 584,329

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The headlines of Royal infidelity and divorce that are the bread and butter of today's tabloid press is nothing new. People have always been captivated by the sexual behaviour of Royalty, and as author Nigel Cawthorne reveals, there has been plenty of it. Historically this fascination has not been merely prurient - Royal marriages, adultery and splits have all had enormous political repercussions. In humorous style, Cawthorne chronicles the ongoing sexual farce across the centuries from Hal the Horny (Henry VIII) via Edward the Caresser (Edward VII) to the present day entics of Prince Charles who, unlike his predecessors, chose a mistress who was far less attractive than his official partner.

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Author information

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for 25 years and has written, contributed to and edited more than 60 books on a wide range of subjects. He has contributed to The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and The New York Tribune, amongst others and has appeared on ITN News, Channel 4 News, Sky News, TV-am, Radio 4's Today programme, and many more. He lives in London.

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"'An enlightening and amusing version of Royal History.' (Today) 'Bubbles with revelations they never told you in history lessons' (Woman's Journal)"

Table of contents

Introduction; Hal the Horny; The Age of Innocents; The Kinky Queens; Kings and Queens; The Merry Monarchs; Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; The Erector of Hanover; The Gorgeous Georges; The Randy Regent; Four Play; John Brown's Body; Edward the Caresser; The Greatest Love Story Ever Told; Good Queen Bess; a Royal Flush; Chronology; Index.