Sunday, October 23, 2011

Royalty's Strangest Characters by Geoff Tibballs

A rollicking review of the strangest, insanest, meanest royalty in history. From obscure to well known and ancient to modern, royalty is shown as the strange creature it often is.

Genre: non-fiction; history

Rating: 4.5/5

On sheer entertainment value, this book was great. The writer is very funny in spots and suddenly royalty becomes fascinating. The problem is that there really isn't a lot of bibliography to know where he got his information and a lot of what he used was apocryphal. This book is also rare as my ability to only find a picture that tiny attests. It's a great read though and makes me want to investigate some of these figures more.

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