By C.S. DENTON
Here, seventy five succinct essays conceal ecu royalty from the final king of Rome to Tsar Nicholas II. there's an everlasting public curiosity in royalty and dictatorial rulers: this ebook covers them all comprehensively. way over simply sensational debts, the e-book makes a real try to comprehend what drove them to their excesses. an off-the-cuff, readable type produces a powerful turn-page impact. In our time, whilst eu monarchies appear little greater than vacationer curiosities and democracy is taken with no consideration, one could put out of your mind how a lot energy pre-democratic rulers may as soon as wield. The rulers and holders of political strength during this ebook fall into 4 different types: these villainized through propaganda; people with critical psychological issues; these at the same time respected and reviled; and people who really have been the epitome of evil. 'Absolute energy' exhibits how they have been all over excited through their exalted prestige or perhaps crushed via it, whereas a number of have been pushed over the sting into insanity.
Read or Download Absolute Power. The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Rulers PDF
Similar leaders & notable people books
Dianne Perry led a typical early life in London's East finish until eventually, in her young people, she turned confident there has to be a non secular measurement to lifetime of a type unavailable to her. After examining a booklet on Buddhism she learned that this was once what she have been looking and left England for India on the age of twenty.
This existence tale of Milarepa - the real Tibetan non secular chief who lived over 800 years in the past - is a part of a striking four-volume sequence on Tibetan Buddhism produced via the overdue W. Y. Evans-Wentz, all 4 of that are being released by means of Oxford in new variations. whereas there are various parochial adjustments one of the a number of sects of Tibetan Buddhism, every one holds the nice Yogi Milarepa within the optimum reverence and esteem.
A significant other to the Antebellum Presidents offers a chain of unique essays exploring our ancient knowing of the function and legacy of the 8 U. S. presidents who served within the major interval among 1837 and the beginning of the Civil conflict in 1861. Explores and evaluates the evolving scholarly reception of Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan, together with their roles, behaviors, triumphs, and failuresRepresents the 1st single-volume connection with assemble jointly the historiographic literature at the Antebellum PresidentsBrings jointly unique contributions from a crew of eminent historians and specialists at the American presidencyReveals insights into presidential management within the area century major as much as the yankee Civil WarOffers clean views into the mostly forgotten males who served in the course of some of the most decisive zone centuries of usa background
With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a conventional Mennonite farm relatives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as noticeable via a kid's eyes and spoken within the hypnotic rhythms of a tender girl's voice. The lively speaker develops a wealthy feel of herself and her neighborhood as she grows up in a conservative spiritual context the place "help ability spank," and feminine young ones are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety.
- Franklin and Lucy: Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in Roosevelt’s Life
- Hans Frank: Lebensraum and the Holocaust
- Memoirs of the life, exile, and conversations of the Emperor Napoleon
- Religious Experience And the New Woman: The Life of Lily Dougall
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal: 1932-1940
Additional info for Absolute Power. The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Rulers
Apart from arguably Antony, the only blotch in his immediate biological family's history was with his grandmother Julia, who was banished by her father Augustus for an unlucky career of sexual escapades, and his aunt, also named Julia, who shared a similar fate. Through his great-grandfather the Emperor Augustus he may have inherited epilepsy, which Suetonius calls morbus vexatus, 'the falling sickness', a disease that inflicted his famous ancestor Julius Caesar. Suetonius also explains that Caligula suffered from severe insomnia, being able to sleep only three hours a night at the most, and from recurring periods of extreme physical and mental exhaustion.
The fall of Sejanus may have saved Tiberius's reputation for a while at least, but it did nothing for the surviving family of Germanicus. Agrippina, who had been exiled to an island for years, was beaten so badly by a guard that she lost an eye. In time she starved herself out of grief, despite efforts to force feed her. Tiberius had the Senate name her birthday a day of ill omen and published a letter saying Agrippina was lucky that he did not have her strangled and her corpse thrown on the streets.
S. Denton This edition published in 2011 by Arcturus Publishing Limited 26/27 Bickels Yard, 151–153 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3HA Copyright © 2006 Arcturus Publishing Limited All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act 1956 (as amended). Any person or persons who do any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.
Absolute Power. The Real Lives of Europe's Most Infamous Rulers by C.S. DENTON