Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, from Cleopatra to Princess Di
Publish date: January 1st 2008
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Womens Studies
, European History
, World History
This was a 50/50 for me and I wasn't sure if to give it a 2 1/2 or 3 star rating but decided on giving it a 3. I enjoyed reading this because I learned about Queens that I had never heard about before and this allowed me to do more research on those whom I found interesting. Each woman only gets a o...
Disappointing, thought I was going to be reading something a little more depth. I was looking for longer sections. Instead what I got was a lot of smaller chapters. There were many "queens" I didn't care about. Think it would've been much better had the author concentrated on a handful of "queens" w...
If you want a short synopsis on several queens who met interesting ends, this is the book for you! I read it in about two hours, and it was interesting. Full of facts, yet not so drawn out as to have you lose interest in the character that is being portrayed. Great for young readers interested in hi...
A quick, easy read, Doomed Queens offers a light-hearted, tongue in cheek look at some of the world's female monarchs--and their (for the most part) untimely demises. This book would have been far better had it been a tad longer. Each lady was given only 2 - 3 pages in which to detail her rise to ...
Interesting, but ultimately shallow. Great for a light read, but the author merely skims the surface of the history she's taken on. Could have been better.
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