[EPUB] ✰ Behind the Palace Doors Author Michael Farquhar – Ormskirkremovals.co.uk

Behind the Palace Doors Spanning Years Of British History, A Revealing Look At The Secret Lives Of Some Great And Not So Great Britons, Courtesy Of One Of The World S Most Engaging Royal Historians Beleaguered By Scandal, Betrayed By Faithless Spouses, Bedeviled By Ambitious Children, The Kings And Queens Of Great Britain Have Been Many Things, But They Have Never Been Dull Some Sacrificed Everything For Love, While Others Met A Cruel Fate At The Edge Of An Axman S Blade From The Truth Behind The Supposed Madness Of King George To Queen Victoria S Surprisingly Daring Taste In Sculpture,Behind The Palace Doors Ventures Beyond The Rumors To Tell The Unvarnished History Of Britain S Monarchs, Highlighting The Unique Mix Of Tragedy, Comedy, Romance, Heroism, And Incompetence That Has Made The British Throne A Seat Of Such Unparalleled Fascination Featuring Stories Covering Every Monarch, From Randy Henry VIII To Reserved Elizabeth II Historical Myths Debunked And Surprising Did You Know Anecdotes Four Family Trees Spanning Every Royal House, From The Tudors To The Windsors


10 thoughts on “Behind the Palace Doors

  1. says:

    There s nothing wrong with Michael Farquhar s new book Behind the Palace Doors that a tweaking of writing style might not fix He has carefully chosen British rulers since the Tudors reigns and presented them from a personal angle The historical facts are true as are the effects of the facts on history, but somehow Farquhar s writing makes the Kings, Queens, and others highlighted in his book seem as if they sprung from the pages of the Globe or The National Enquirer.Now, as a history There s nothing wrong with Michael Farquhar s new book Behind the Palace Doors that a tweaking of writing style might not fix He has carefully chosen British rulers since the Tudors reigns and presented them from a personal angle The historical facts are true as are the effects of the facts on history, but somehow Farquhar s writing makes the Kings, Queens, and others highlighted in his book seem as if they sprung from the pages of the Globe or The National Enquirer.Now, as a history jock, I ll take my history in almost any form but I do appreciate good writing Nothing is worse than a deadly dull writer dealing with material, that in those very deadly dull hands has emerged on the written page with as much oomph as a dead flounder Michael Farquhar s writing is too much the oth...


  2. says:

    1 starsThe cover leads you believe that this will be a fun, humorous book Another case of false advertising IT IS NOT It is pretty much straight history, and it reads like Cliff s Notes I think this book would be rather confusing to the neophyte It bounces around a bit, and is so very incomplete Luckily, I have read extensively about English history, and was a...


  3. says:

    This book cracked me up, mostly because it is from my friend who is a royalty FIEND And I don t mean loving modern royalty and their fashion sense She loves Henry VIII and all his wives She s loved them since childhood which I think is just so funny What would you do if your little girl just wanted to read about British monarchs of the past She grew up just fine though, and gave me this book It s pretty entertaining, I must admit It goes through 500 years of the British monarchy and giv This book cracked me up, mostly because it is from my friend who is a royalty FIEND And I don t mean loving modern royalty and their fashion sense She loves Henry VIII and all his wives She s loved them since childhood which I think is just so funny What would you do if your little girl just wanted to read about British monarchs of the past She grew up just fine though, and gave me this bo...


  4. says:

    This is a fairly mediocre tour through random pieces of the private lives of British royalty from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II It s a quick and easy bit of popular history.


  5. says:

    Totally enjoyable, a work of non fiction that read like fiction Great tantalizing gossip but factual One of my favorite revelations Charles II s six sons had produced 56 illegitimate royal heirs by the time of Charles II s death Also of interest to me the background of Edward VIII abdication tho he had never been crowned and delighted to see recognition of George VI rising to the occasion A great review of the history I once may have studied and some I read fictional versions of i Total...


  6. says:

    I ve read many of Michael Farquhar s books Generally I like them They are fun little vignettes of history and usually amusing.This wasn t fun or amusing.It was a brief summary of the reigns, not vignettes If he had taken the time to just find interesting stories about everyone, it would have been a good read Instead, it was tedious and a waste of time.Now I admit, part of the problem was that I know too much about these kings queensso I had heard it all before Honestly thou...


  7. says:

    I found this book to be thoroughly entertaining and let s be honest, it just made me feel smarter to say I was reading a non fiction.This is my type of non fiction though It reads like a fiction novel and sometimes I had to remind myself that all this crazy stuff happened The books talks about the royal families and all the crazy murders, riots, executions, revenge, and really, really bad parents that seem to have worn the crown or wanted to wear the crown I was fascinated I mean, this defin I ...


  8. says:

    There were some chapters which wereinteresting than others If you re looking to read about the current monarch, this book won t tickle your fancy But for what it is 5 centuries of royal scandals it s a really fun read If not for the fact that these were real people, born into the public eye, you d think it was the script for a juicy soap opera If you re interested in the history of the monarch, this does include some family trees, which are helpful given all the repeated names Georg There were some chapters which wereinteresting than others If you re look...


  9. says:

    What makes this book so great Hmit s got sex, adventure, vice, treachery and folly in the title What s not to love No seriously, it s a nice reminder that what you read in the history books is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to some of these monarchs Some of it treads upon familiar ground e.g the Tudor dynasty while some were perhapssurprising as it seemed new e.g than Hanover dynas...


  10. says:

    Interesting summary of the monarchy from thefamous times to the present I assume it s all based on facts that have been verified or it wouldn t be non fiction There were some things about the monarchy I really didn t want to know The book was simp...