Sex with the Queen 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
Impeccably researched, filled with page-turning romance, passion, and
scandal, Sex with the Queen explores the scintillating sexual lives of
some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers.
When a queen became sick to death of her husband and took a lover,
anything could happen, from disgrace and death to political victory.
Some kings imprisoned erring wives for life; other monarchs obligingly
named the queen's lover prime minister.
The crucial factor deciding the fate of an unfaithful queen was the
love affair's implications in terms of power, money, and factional
rivalry. At European courts, it was the politics, not the sex, that
caused a royal woman's tragedy, or her ultimate triumph.