Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
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This 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Nov 19, 2013
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 304 Pages
- Language: English