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Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns by Elizabeth MacLeod Online



Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns

Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns

  • Title: Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns
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  • ISBN : 9781554511280
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 128 pages


Danger and drama among the monarchs.What would you do for absolute power For many monarchs throughout history, it was a question that ruled their lives Step into the world of palatial intrigue, where holding the throne means evading death or causing it.Some sovereigns were cunning at avoiding their killers Cleopatra of Egypt once rolled herself into a rug and was car Danger and drama among the monarchs.What would you do for absolute power For many monarchs throughout history, it was a question that ruled their lives Step into the world of palatial intrigue, where holding the throne means evading death or causing it.Some sovereigns were cunning at avoiding their killers Cleopatra of Egypt once rolled herself into a rug and was carried out past her enemies noses Other royals were brutal when dealing with foes VIad the Impaler s monstrous methods inspired the legend of Dracula the vampire.From monarchs murdered at the hands of their subjects to kings killed on the battlefield, the stories of these ten royals are told Cleopatra of Egypt 69 BCE 30 BCE VIad III the lmpaler of Wallachia 1431 1476 Richard III of England 1452 1485 Bloody Mary 1 1516 1558 Mary, Queen of Scots 1542 1587 Elizabeth I 1533 1603 Louis XVI 1754 1793 Marie Antoinette 1755 1793 Elisabeth of Austria 1837 1898 The Romanovs of Russia 1872 1918.A final section offers examples from the 20th century from assassination attempts in England to a royal massacre in Nepal.Blending dramatic storytelling and historical fact, and complete with fascinating photographs and artwork, Royal Murder is a compelling account of scheming sovereigns


Author Elizabeth MacLeod

Elizabeth MacLeod was born on October 21 in Toronto As a child Liz liked to read Nancy Drew and Anne of Green Gables books, swim, sing, dance, and hang out with her friends Encouraged by her parents, she began writing stories and poetry for her own enjoyment at the age of 10, her favorite subjects being mad scientists and tyrants who threatened to take over the world Today Liz is inspired by al




Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns Reviews (14)

  • A pretty light that I ve had on my to read list for a while Contains the popular monarchs that you d expect in a book like this Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, King Richard the little prologue at the end featured brief notes about those that sounded a great deal interesting because they aren t as wel [..]

  • If royalty, history or true crime is your thing, you will find thrills and chills galore in this new book by prolific biographer Elizabeth MacLeod The author, who has chronicled the lives of many good and famous people, now explores the dark and bloody history of some not so nice historical figures [..]

  • I like true crime, I really do I like historical true crime even better, and I m a great fan of the lives and vices of royalty, so this book seemed like it was made for me Final verdict is of a resounding meh, however.Sadly, Royal Murder picks the plain ol usual royal murderers, from Cleopatra to R [..]

  • Recommended Ages 5th 9thFrom monarchs murdered at the hands of their subjects to kings killed on the battlefield, the stories of these ten royals are told Cleopatra of Egypt 69 BCE 30 BCE VIad III the lmpaler of Wallachia 1431 1476 Richard III of England 1452 1485 Bloody Mary 1 1516 1558 Mary, Queen [..]

  • This junior high school level book will be intriguing for adults too I learned some interesting details about well known and not so well known rulers Not too gory or graphic, but enough to give a few shivers I liked the layout and the writing was good An excellent book to give to reluctant readers, [..]

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