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Twelve Royal Ladies

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ISBN: 0766147584
Издательство: Kessinger Publishing
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 344
Book Description1929. Some of the royal ladies found in this volume were more sinned against than sinning. As to others, there is no doubt as to the category in which they belong. Catherine de Medici ranks as one of the great villains of history, but theauthor contends she was innocent of most of the crimes of which she has been accused. Catherine the Great has little to commend her, especially in the line of private morals, but it must be admitted she left a profound impression upon her times. Other subjects discussed are: Mary, Queen of Scots, a subject of endless controversy; Louise de la Valliere, mistress of that gay monarch, Louis XIV; Maria Theresa; Marie Antoinette; Josephine; Bloody Mary of England; Sophia of Hanover; Christina of Sweden; and Caroline of Brunswick.