Eleanor Herman. Sex with the Queen

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INTRODUCTION

1. LIFE BEHIND PALACE WALLS

2. THE QUEEN TAKES A LOVER

3. MEDIEVAL QUEENS, TUDOR VICTIMS

4. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY: ESCAPE FROM THE GILDED CAGE

5. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA: THE UNCHASTE EMPRESSES

6. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE: POWER, PASSION, AND POLITICS

7. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: AUDACITY AND OUTRAGE

8. THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY

CONCLUSION. The Politics of Adultery

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