Crowned in A Far Country

Crowned in A Far Country

Portraits of Eight Royal Brides

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A best-selling international portrait of the lives of eight of Europe's most famous royal brides features women who left their home countries to marry some of the world's most powerful rulers, including Catherine the Great, Marie Antoinette, and Empress Eugenie of France. By the author of Cupid and the King and Serpent and the Moon. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Though of eminent birth and status in their own right, the women of Crowned in a Far Country all left the countries of their birth to marry heirs to great thrones. They all shared an inbred sense of duty and a genuine desire to see it performed. None fought against what she saw as her destiny but only sought to fulfill it. Some were passionate, others less so. Some were good wives; some were caring mothers. They were all catalysts, the pivots of their worlds for a time.

More than just a window into the politics and power brokering of royal marriage, Crowned in a Far Country charts the transformations of privileged princesses into women of power and historical importance.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon and Schuster, 2007
ISBN: 9780743296373
0743296370
Characteristics: xii, 208 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm

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Nov 15, 2014

An interesting look into the world of royalty, duty, obligation, love and destiny. Enjoyed the little known or reported facts of daily life. Definitely worth reading.

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