Marie and hortense were the nieces of cardinal mazarin. The many mistresses of martin luther king and the politics. Fair rosamund, an imaginary portrait of rosamund clifford, the most famous mistress of king henry ii of england, by dante gabriel rossetti. The kings mistress by emma campion nook book ebook. The liberated lives of marie mancini, princess colonna, and her sister hortense, duchess mazarin 9781586488895. Scandal, intrigue and the true story of the woman who stole george is heart 1st edition by claudia gold isbn. Of course, being the king s mistress is one subject that is very interesting, but that is only a tiny part of alices story. In many cases, royal mistresses were the women kings would have. Royal mistresses in historical fiction 43 books goodreads. Kings sometimes chose mistresses from the same family.
Kate emerson, author of secrets of the tudor court. The mistresses of versailles trilogy books by sally christie from. Heavily indebted to her boss, melvin, she is having. I tried reading it at my desk, but was inexorably drawn to the couch, no doubt by the. Maybe mistresses will come back again and fill a recognized role in modern marriage.
Having just read the book sex with kings, i was hoping that it would fall more into that category and it just did not. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. A history of the other woman and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. It may be time for a swan to step in soon, she said with a grin, referring to the king s sexual life.
Most libraries have a good many bawdy books about british royalty already. Zoes past financial crimes have caught up with her. Civil rights leader, politician and alleged mlk mistress. However, it should be noted that onenight stands might have slipped the otherwise evercautious courtiers by, so some may be excluded. The mancini sisters, marie and hortense, were born in rome, brought to the court of louis xiv of france, and strategically married off by their uncle, cardinal. Love and louis xiv is the perfect book to read in bed on a long summer day or a short winter one. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our pro connect email alert. Mazarin, rose from obscure roots in rome to become prime minister to the queen regent of france, anne of austria and her. The young king remained in unwavering thrall to his middleaged mistress, who would periodically send. It was no secret he was unsatisfied but there has been no talk around of a new mistress. The other boleyn girl by philippa gregory, the sisters of versailles by sally christie, forever amber by kathleen winsor, the.
Author eleanor herman, who has spent years researching royal mistresses for her book, sex with kings, says as long as there have been kings, there have probably been mistresses. History has not been kind to alice perrers, the notorious mistress of king edward iii. From the young king inexiles first mistress and mother to his first child, lucy walter, to the promiscuous and illtempered courtier, barbara villiers. A book on danish royal mistresses may sound like a saucy collection of gossip, particularly after the uproar over the recent biography of king carl xvi gustaf of sweden. In the king s mistress claudia gold brings melusine, and the many contradictions that make her such a fascinating character to vivid life. Richard iii, his mistress, and his illegitimate children. The littleknown story of two spirited sisters who flaunted every social convention of 17th century europe in their determination to live independently. A mistress is a relatively longterm female lover and companion who is not married to her partner, especially when her partner is married to someone else generally, the relationship is stable and at least semipermanent, but the couple does not live together openly and. Up to 20 books are listed, in descending order of popularity at this site. The prevalence of the institution can be attributed to the fact that royal marriages were until recent times conducted solely on the basis of political and dynastic. Mistresses provoke reactions of both adulation and scorn. Pages in category mistresses of charles ii of england the following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. Books about mistresses what should i read next register for free to build your own book lists. Rich with period detail and thoughtful research, this is biography at its very best.
This book discusses the influences that royal mistresses had in politics. The author, emma campion has given us a book full of rich, fleshed out characters. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. She had one stillborn daughter with the king in 1581. Vote for your favorite fiction and nonfiction books about these controversial women here. The two, along with their siblings were born in rome and brought to paris. Although it was well written and focused on mistresses spanning all cultures and times i had. The book is historical fiction, the story of martin luther king told through the voices of women with whom. The kings mistress by emma campion, the french mistress by susan holloway scott, royal harlot by susan holloway. His new book, the many mistresses of martin luther king, is about to be published.
The mancini sisters, marie and hortense, were born in rome, brought to the court of louis xiv of france, and strategically married off by their uncle, cardinal mazarin, to secure his political power base. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The liberated lives of marie mancini, princess colonna, and her sister hortense, duchess mazarin is the fascinating dual biography of two of the most controversial women of the seventeenth century. There, she amassed a huge library of books, becoming a friend and. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Emma campion is a pseudonym of the popular historical crime writer candace robb. The kings mistress is an extraordinary novel, exquisitely detailed, epic in proportion, and as lush as the fabrics emma campions alice perrers chooses for the queen.
Devour these five juicy books about the allure of the other woman from. Royal mistresses in historical fiction score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The other boleyn girl by philippa gregory, the sisters of. Anne and mary boleyn certainly shared more than dna. Publication date 2012 topics mistresses, social life and customs, court and courtiers, women, biography, relations with women.
Covering the period from 55 to the 80s, this novel is the story of alice perrers, mistress to king edward iii. Anne stafford, countess of huntingdon after 1483 1544, who. The first is a biographical novel about alice perrers, the second about joan of kent, two fascinating women in the court of king edward iii. July 3, 20 january 16, 2020 elizabeth ashworth 28 comments on richard iii, his mistress, and his illegitimate children richard iii, his mistress, and his illegitimate children much has been written in fiction, and in some nonfiction, about the love between king richard iii. Elizabeth goldsmiths the kings mistresses is a fastpaced yet serious, empathetic yet solidly researched, close look at the lives of the mancini sisters, nieces of the famous cardinal mazarin who more or less ruled france for a generation during the minority of king louis xiv. A royal mistress is the historical position of a mistress to a monarch or an heir apparent. Those that want all time periods and both sexes in one compendium might consider. Of course, being the kings mistress is one subject that is very interesting, but that is only a tiny part of alices story. Mistresses is the story of the women who shared charless bed, each of whom wielded influence on both the politics and cultural life of the country.
Instead it is a serious, analytical study of the history of the mistresses and. The king s mistress is an enormous book, in terms of both physical size and scope. The mistresses of versailles trilogy books by sally christie learn about the. This page contains a list of notable english royal. Upon her marriage to janyn perrers, alice finds that her husband has connections to the dowager queen isabella, a woman who once incited rebellion. Oh hush alice, to suggest that is practically treason, i told her sternly. The kings mistresses succeeds in being both entertaining and highly instructive. The liberated lives of marie mancini, princess colonna, and her sister hortense, duchess mazarin. Elizabeth goldsmiths the king s mistresses is a fastpaced yet serious, empathetic yet solidly researched, close look at the lives of the mancini sisters, nieces of the famous cardinal mazarin who more or less ruled france for a generation during the minority of king louis xiv. Read more read less free expedited delivery and up to 30% off rrp on select textbooks shipped and sold by amazon au. The kings mistresses is a fabulous account of marie and hortense mancini, two of the most scandalous and freethinking women of their time. The kings mistresses is the true tale of two sisters. By the end, i felt as if i had lived through alices life with her such amazing detail.1241 1500 39 756 263 1527 1476 1514 325 161 20 949 306 1432 271 180 1298 858 136 938 1497 875 426 303 485 1073 605 633 750 908 520 429 1186 277 137 511 612 864 1151 1443 860 391