September 20, 2010 Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di by Kris Waldherr
I got the rec for this book from Katie's blog and I wasn't disappointed.
Just like the title says, it's a quick synopsis of each queen's life (just two pages) with a helpful moral lesson and a quiz at the end of each chapter. There's also a quiz at the end of the book to determine whether you are a doomed queen. There's much more emphasis placed on ancient and historical queens than modern day (the last chapter goes from a queen in 1814 to Diana Spencer), but it was a quick, fluffy read that I enjoyed during my pedicure yesterday and lunch break today.
Labels: biography, borrowed: library, history, royals, women's studies
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