In keeping with the Halloween season I came across this sweet little tome........
It really IS a rather intriguing read I must say.
"I assure you, the time hath been so odious to me that I long for nothing so much as death."
"A queen who is not regent ought, under these circumstances, to remain passive and prepare to die."
"Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? Long nights in dark prison towers and a march to the scaffold where they surrendered their heads to the executioner. Throughout history, royal women have had a distressing way of meeting bad ends ~~ dying of starvation, being burned at the stake, or expiring in childbirth while trying desperately to produce an heir. And all to often, even devious plotting, miraculous pregnancies and selling out their sisters were not enough to keep them from forcible consignment to religious orders. From Cleopatra (suicide by asp) to Princess Caroline (suspiciously poisoned on her coronation day), there's a gory downside to being blue blooded when you lack a Y chromosome."
This book chronicles the lives of fifty of the most notorious queens in history. You meet such figures as Catherine of Aragon, Josephine and Mary Stuart.....just to name a few.
It was a quick read and throughly enjoyable for this spooky halloween season.