This book is so very informative. I had NO idea about the lives of these women. I always figured royalty and other wealthy people had easy lives, even back in the day. But apparently not. This made me stop and think about my own life and my own family. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves history and wants the full story. I was quite shocked about much that happened behind the scenes. This is not a light book, though, and should not be read by any who can't handle sadness. This was an easy read, though. It was very enjoyable, but a lot of it was a sad story. To bad it was true.