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The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century, Peter Conradi

Label
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century
Title
The great survivors
Title remainder
how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Peter Conradi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. At a time when Western society appears to be demanding more equality and democracy, people's fascination with monarchies shows no signs of waning. Taking the reader on a journey between past and present, into a world populated by great celebrities such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier aristocratic figures, The Great Survivors analyses the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into their world, their lives and their secrets
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conradi, Peter
Dewey number
929.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Royal houses
  • Europe
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Queens
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
Label
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century, Peter Conradi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Who's Who -- ch. 2 Coming and Going -- ch. 3 Of Pageantry and Political Power -- ch. 4 An Ordinary Day at Work -- ch. 5 Pomp, Circumstance and Paying the Bills -- ch. 6 Kings Behaving Badly -- ch. 7 Mistresses, Bastards and Maris complaisants -- ch. 8 In Search of the New Princess Grace -- ch. 9 Marrying into the Family -- ch. 10 Learning to Be a Monarch -- ch. 11 The Frog Who Turned into a Prince and Other Fairy Tales -- ch. 12 Playing the Waiting Game -- ch. 13 Spares and Spouses -- ch. 14 Letting in the Light -- ch. 15 Vive la Republique -- ch. 16 A Reign without End
Control code
000049190431
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
383 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846882159
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. ports., geneal. tables
Label
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century, Peter Conradi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Who's Who -- ch. 2 Coming and Going -- ch. 3 Of Pageantry and Political Power -- ch. 4 An Ordinary Day at Work -- ch. 5 Pomp, Circumstance and Paying the Bills -- ch. 6 Kings Behaving Badly -- ch. 7 Mistresses, Bastards and Maris complaisants -- ch. 8 In Search of the New Princess Grace -- ch. 9 Marrying into the Family -- ch. 10 Learning to Be a Monarch -- ch. 11 The Frog Who Turned into a Prince and Other Fairy Tales -- ch. 12 Playing the Waiting Game -- ch. 13 Spares and Spouses -- ch. 14 Letting in the Light -- ch. 15 Vive la Republique -- ch. 16 A Reign without End
Control code
000049190431
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
383 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846882159
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. ports., geneal. tables

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