Sex with Kings

Sex with Kings

Alive with flamboyant characters, outrageous humor, and stirring poignancy, this glittering tale of passion and politics chronicles five hundred years of scintillating women and the kings who loved them.

Author: Eleanor Herman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061751554

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 744

Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. Eleanor Herman's Sex with Kings takes us into the throne rooms and bedrooms of Europe's most powerful monarchs. Alive with flamboyant characters, outrageous humor, and stirring poignancy, this glittering tale of passion and politics chronicles five hundred years of scintillating women and the kings who loved them. Curiously, the main function of a royal mistress was not to provide the king with sex but with companionship. Forced to marry repulsive foreign princesses, kings sought solace with women of their own choice. And what women they were! From Madame de Pompadour, the famous mistress of Louis XV, who kept her position for nineteen years despite her frigidity, to modern-day Camilla Parker-Bowles, who usurped none other than the glamorous Diana, Princess of Wales. The successful royal mistress made herself irreplaceable. She was ready to converse gaily with him when she was tired, make love until all hours when she was ill, and cater to his every whim. Wearing a mask of beaming delight over any and all discomforts, she was never to be exhausted, complaining, or grief-stricken. True, financial rewards for services rendered were of royal proportions -- some royal mistresses earned up to $200 million in titles, pensions, jewels, and palaces. Some kings allowed their mistresses to exercise unlimited political power. But for all its grandeur, a royal court was a scorpion's nest of insatiable greed, unquenchable lust, and vicious ambition. Hundreds of beautiful women vied to unseat the royal mistress. Many would suffer the slings and arrows of negative public opinion, some met with tragic ends and were pensioned off to make room for younger women. But the royal mistress often had the last laugh, as she lived well and richly off the fruits of her "sins." From the dawn of time, power has been a mighty aphrodisiac. With diaries, personal letters, and diplomatic dispatches, Eleanor Herman's trailblazing research reveals the dynamics of sex and power, rivalry and revenge, at the most brilliant courts of Europe. Wickedly witty and endlessly entertaining, Sex with Kings is a chapter of women's history that has remained unwritten -- until now.
Categories: History

Alfred the Great King s Revenge

Alfred the Great  King s Revenge

From this class came many of the traders and hunters, sailors and raiders. Bookland: Was land given to ... Bretwalda: A ruler of Britain so powerful that all of the other kings recognize him as overlord. ... KING<S REVENGE Page - 199.

Author: Bruce Corbett

Publisher: Bruce Corbett

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 122

After seven years of hard-won peace, a Viking army lands in Wessex and attacks Rochester. Alfred the Great has traitors within the Empire, and two powerful Viking Kings to his north. Nevertheless, he manages to drive out the invaders. He hits back at their sanctuary, and enrages Guthrum of East Anglia. The West Saxons cross the Thames River, decimate the Viking settlements on the northern shore, and seize London. Guthrum gathers his forces and marches south, while Alfred and his army prepare for the battle which will decide the fate of all Britain. Alfred, historical, Viking, Wessex, England, Saxon, Ambrose, polonius, king guthrum, guthrum, alfred the great, adventure
Categories: Fiction

The King s Revenge

The King s Revenge

Don Jordan and Michael Walsh bring these remarkable figures and this astonishing story vividly to life an engrossing, bloody tale of plots, spies, betrayal, fear and ambition.

Author: Michael Walsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748126545

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 865

When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years. Men who had once been among the most powerful figures in England ended up on the scaffold, on the run, or in fear of the assassin's bullet. History has painted the regicides and their supporters as fanatical Puritans, but among them were remarkable men, including John Milton and Oliver Cromwell. Don Jordan and Michael Walsh bring these remarkable figures and this astonishing story vividly to life an engrossing, bloody tale of plots, spies, betrayal, fear and ambition.
Categories: History

A Harmony of the Books of Samuel Kings and Chronicles

A Harmony of the Books of Samuel  Kings  and Chronicles

DPJ, 'IPD, mp, new; and indeed (I.) both with the accusative of the deed for which, and of the person upon whom, the revenge is taken, 2 Kings ix. '7, e'IeSi/eiioelg- Ta alum-a 7651/ 8067mm. Cf. Rev. vi. 10, xix. 2. —Ecclus. v.

Author: William D. Crockett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781597527224

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 165

Just as a harmony of the Gospels is useful for tracing the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, this easy-to-use book provides the Bible student with a reference guide to the history of the kings of Judah and Israel as preserved in the books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles. Preceding the harmony itself is a complete analytical outline--a concise, sequential table of events that will give the reader a greater understanding and firmer grasp of the history of Judah and Israel. Students of Scripture will find this harmony and its accompanying analytical outlines invaluable in gaining a historical perspective that will make the study of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles profitable and rewarding.
Categories: Religion

A homiletical commentary on the Books of Kings

A homiletical commentary on the Books of Kings

But such is the subtle , pertinacious character of revenge , that it clings to the soul for years , and disturbs the repose of the dying pillow . It is the dark , grim shadow of man's better self , ever present , consciously or ...

Author: rev. George Barlow

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600094485

Category: Bible

Page: 654

View: 211

Categories: Bible

Among the Gods Chronicles of the Kings Book 5

Among the Gods  Chronicles of the Kings Book  5

LYNN AUSTIN revenge again. But what about the temple we're building?'' He turned to gesture to the courtyard in the distance behind them. ''You're the only one among us with construction experience, and you have a God-given gift for ...

Author: Lynn Austin

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781585584246

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 161

Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt. But as years pass, Joshua's desire for vengeance becomes an obsession. Blinded by hatred, he makes rash decisions, placing his loved ones in jeopardy. Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unexpected awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it draws him from the dark inner seclusion where he often retreats. But what will it take for him to grasp the great love his Heavenly Father has for him...and for the chosen people of Judah? (Chronicles of the King Book 5)
Categories: Fiction

The Drama of Kings

The Drama of Kings

... send swift lightning down , and let her die ! CHORUS . Why art thou bitter ? Is thy wrong so great ? CHANCELLOR . Mountainous , women ; and revenge is sweet . CHORUS . Name not revenge , but give thy wrong 288 THE DRAMA OF KINGS .

Author: Robert Williams Buchanan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063514254

Category: Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

Page: 471

View: 379

Categories: Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

A Chronicle of the Kings of England

A Chronicle of the Kings of England

Bois il ct 70 ! the only Motive they could have for it must But that Lord was so strongly fet upon The Earl of be Revenge ; for these Depositions being doing it , that the King ? s Admonitions , and Dates's Inforinimediately after laid ...

Author: Sir Richard Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433004872200

Category: Great Britain

Page: 918

View: 220

Categories: Great Britain

The King s Revenge

The King s Revenge

Author: Philip Womack

Publisher: Darkening Path

ISBN: 1909991309

Category: Revenge

Page: 294

View: 143

FANTASY & MAGICAL REALISM (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). The King's Revenge, the third and final book in The Darkening Path trilogy, following The King's Shadow is the thrilling culmination of Womack's acclaimed fantasy adventure in which friends Simon and Flora manage to steal back their sister and brother from the Broken King. Although their mission appeared to be completed with the death of the king, in a final act of revenge he has set a trap: nobody can pass between the worlds, which are now decaying and dying. Simon and Flora face their most dangerous journey yet to reach the home of the Threefold Goddess. Their courage and loyalty will be tested to the limit as they battle with terrifying otherworldly creatures to reach her, and to find out what has gone wrong. Can they save all three worlds from dying and return home?. Ages 9+
Categories: Revenge