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Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns

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Royal Murder: The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns

Annick Press

From the publisher's website:

What would you do for absolute power? For many monarchs throughout history, it was a question that ruled their lives. Step into the world of palatial intrigue, where holding the throne means evading death … or causing it.

Some sovereigns were cunning at avoiding their killers. Cleopatra of Egypt once rolled herself into a rug and was carried out past her enemies’ noses. Other royals were brutal when dealing with foes. Vlad the Impaler’s monstrous methods inspired the legend of Dracula the vampire.

From monarchs murdered at the hands of their subjects to kings killed on the battle field, the stories of ten royals are told.