I don't normally read non-fiction like this but thought I'd give it a go, and I'm glad I did, it was really interesting and amazing how much is actually known about some of them! If you're interested in Tudor England then this is definatley a book to read.
It covers the following scandals, in short, easy to read chapters:
- The royal virgin and the admiral (the supposed affair between the future Elizabeth I and the Seymour husband of her step-mother, Catherine Parr)
- To crown a nymphomaniac (Katherine Howard and Thomas Culpepper...oh wait...and Francis Dereham and Henry Mannox)
- How to misplace a marriage (the secret - and now unproved - marriage of Catherine Grey, the heir apparent, and Edward Seymour that resulted in 2 children)
- About the throne the thunder rolls (the, probably untrue, scandal that brought about the downfall of Anne Boleyn)
- The roses' defiance of the King (the marriage of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Princess Mary, without the permission of the King, in Paris, in secret)
- The most beautiful couple in Europe (the relationship between Henry VIII and Bessie Blount)
As mentioned, I found the book interesting and informative, well worth a read if this is an area which you have an interest in.