Royal Murder

Royal Murder

The Deadly Intrigue of Ten Sovereigns

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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: * Cleopatra of Egypt (69 BCE - 30 BCE) * Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia (1431 - 1476) * "Bloody Mary" I (1516 - 1558) * Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587) * Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603) * Louis XVI (1754 - 1793) * Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793) * The Romanovs of Russia (1872 - 1918) A final section offers examples from the 20th century, from assassination attempts in England to a royal massacre in Nepal. Blending dramatic storytelling and historical fact, and complete with fascinating photographs and artwork, Royal Murder is a compelling account of scheming sovereigns.
Publisher: New York, NY : Annick Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781554511280
Branch Call Number: JUV 364.1524 MAC 2008
Characteristics: 127p illus


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Jan 04, 2010

The colourful pictures and the interesting information made me like this book.

GemElaine Apr 30, 2009

Well, this book was my favourite of all the non-fiction books I've read. Although the storyline is similar in each of the stories (royal murder way back when, lots of beautiful and decietful queens, plenty of murderous kings, and many more murderers with some sort of point to make), the peolple all have some "special" way of killing others, which shows just how horrible people can be. But as gruesome as this sounds, it's pretty good. I especially enjoyed the story about the Romanovs, and how Anastasia was said to be alive, but no one could really be sure. Or how Rasputen just couldn't be killed. It's strange... and I hope it'll be the Red Maple non-fiction winner of 2009.

fishycake06 Apr 16, 2009

good but a little long but the detail was nice. The story about the royal family of russia was soooo sad!! :(

allydo5 Apr 14, 2009

this book is crazy good. i no its sounds weird that my fav book is about ppl getting murdered but wateves.

mapler12 Apr 07, 2009

This book was full of mystery and suites me very well because i like mystery and i had also learned a lot of history and a lot of answers to many myths.

ringchick Apr 06, 2009

Hi Ms . MacLeod
I really enjoyed this book
I learnned a lot about people ,
I found mosst of it very interesting,

mapler111 Apr 02, 2009

this book was really.... interesting and somewhat scary because it talks about the way the kings and queens had killed and wow.

Revolution Apr 02, 2009

I really want to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!

twinke Apr 01, 2009

is this a good book

sk Mar 30, 2009

This was my favourite book for non-fiction. I think the author could've made the book shorter. It used the same format but that was okay in this book because all the title pages were different and all the information boxes had something to do with what royal person was being talked about in that chapter.

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Mar 24, 2009

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sk Mar 30, 2009

A book abouts Royals from Cleopatra to The Czar of Russia. It tells the life story of every royal person in the book and explains the threats they faced being a royal and the risks they took.


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