Who said the Royal Family and other sovereigns haven't been surrounded by scandal for hundreds of years? In a snapshot of history we know that: One king beheaded two of his wives Another king married his stepmother, and another was murdered by hisstepmother One was executed by having a red hot poker shoved inside him One killed his son, others had lots of affairs and illegitimate children One married his brother's widow One liked the Nazis, an emperor had 40,000 concubines and severalmonarchs killed each other. This book also links royalty to paedophilia, pornography, prostitution, torture, rape, suspicious accidents, spying, murder and execution, and this is just the start! If you want to learn more about the strange goings on of the royals, both in this country and abroad, then here you can read about a queen who lasted just nine days and another who lasted sixty-four years; you can read about one English king who couldn't even speak English, about several who had child brides and one who even went mad. You will soon realise that the life of a royal can never be described as uneventful.The Pocket Guide to Royal Scandals recounts some of the more well-known royal scandals of our time, as well as some of the weird stories unknown to many.
Plus there is a section on the strange facts of royal history, which includes such information as telling us which queen is represented on a playing card and which king came up with the title of Chancellor of the Exchequer, and even more interestingly why! Yes it's all here, in this the entertaining book about Scandals of the Royals.
Andy K. Hughes has worked as a journalist for almost twenty years, working for organisations such as ITN, the BBC and London's LBC Radio; his voice has also been heard on Classic FM in the UK as well as on National Public Radio in the U.S; in addition to this he has also been a regular contributor to several well-known magazines. Andy, who has four sons, studied history at university and lives in High Wycombe with his wife Bridget.