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Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

Paperback - 06 March 2018
ISBN-13 : 9781683690252
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This paperback edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that's perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.

You think you know her story. You've read the Brothers Grimm, you've watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn't always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their majestic closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev slaughtered her way to sainthood. And Princess Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield with her toddler strapped to her back.

Customer Reviews

1 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 22 September 2020
overall a good read
By: A. Budi

One of the things I liked is that we get an overall view of each person’s life, what they did, what may not be true, and how their lives went. I also liked when the mini biography began with what is usually told about the person before diving into what really happened. It’s always interesting to see how things were condensed or exaggerated before reading about the truth, or as close to it as one can find.

 

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