Crowned in a Far Country by Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent
Portraits of Eight Royal Brides

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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.
 

About Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

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Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is the author of two previous books, Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides and Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours. For more than ten years, the Princess has pursued a successful career lecturing on historical topics. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London and in their seventeenth-century manor house in Gloucestershire, England.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Touchstone. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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A royal delight--the portrait gallery of eight women whose dynastic and political marriages took them from their homelands to rule over subjects who frequently loved them (Edward VII's Queen Alexandra) and just as often couldn't say a decent word about them (Louis XVI's Marie Antoinette).

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Former French Empress Eugénie was heartbroken when her exiled son died in 1879 on a noble mission “to conquer the troublesome African tribes.” It was a “tragedy” that cultured Vicky had to live among louts in Germany, especially since her son, Kaiser Wilhelm II, grew up to be one of them.

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A cousin by marriage to England's Queen Elizabeth II illuminates the personal lives of eight European princesses who married foreign rulers over the past 300 years. Vicky, Queen Victoria's

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Austrian Archduchess Maria Carolina only became queen of Naples after the untimely deaths of two sisters and was shattered by the execution of a third, Marie Antoinette.

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Author: Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent Publisher: Simon and Schuster To be released: February 2007 Stars: **** out of five Body: Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is a cousin by marriage of England's Queen Elizabeth II.

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