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A Dark History by Brenda Ralph Lewis
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Feb 22, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: autumn, biography, history, non-fiction, royalty

After reading this book, it becomes quickly apparent why Europe has fostered both World Wars...their historic leaders just haven't been all there, so to speak. The oven was on, but the bread wasn't cooking. If you want to get a neat summary of some of the worst European royal personalities, then this is an excellent book to make your start.

There's Don Carlos of Spain, one of the insane and deformed Hapsburg nutballs, who loved torturing animals and little girls. His own father had him killed, which was a mercy. A good example of the horrors of in-breeding. The Germans and French are well represented here also, but not the Brits. I'm sure the Sceptered Isle has its own book devoted just for those special nuggets of tea and murder.

Book Season = Autumn


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