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Sex with Kings – Shar September 23, 2009

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…is the title of the book I’m reading now.  Haha… sorry, this won’t be one of those torrid blog entries you may read in other sites.  We are classy ladies after all.


This crazy good read goes into the countless sexcapades of European monarchs throughout history – particularly the things that transpired between men and their mistresses – not their missus.  In one book, you run the gamut not only of famous ladies in history (from David’s Bathsheba to Prince Charles’ Camilla Parker-Bowles) but also of emotional responses, from mirth, to scandal, to empowerment.  And, told by a woman who is a descendant of several royal families – in fact, she can trace her roots all the way to Eleanor of Aquitaine – the book is as cheeky with its insider details as it is informative.

I’ve always had such romantic notions of kings and queens, princes and princesses – I grew up watching Disney movies! – and this book does an uproarious job of squashing my sparkling ideals as it talks about obese kings and the women they’d bed then behead.

Still, wish I had a reason to wear something like this…


…Halloween is coming up I suppose…