Notorious Royal Marriages

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Notorious Royal Marriages

Author Talk with Leslie Carroll

Spend the evening with author Leslie Carroll and hear about the juicy bits from history's most infamous royal marriages on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.!Profile photograph of Leslie Carroll

Leslie Carroll is the author of several works of historical nonfiction, women’s fiction; and, under the pen names Juliet Grey and Amanda Elyot, is author of multiple works of historical fiction. She is also a classically trained professional actress and an award-winning audio book narrator.

Leslie is a frequent commentator on royal romances and relationships on interviews with numerous broadcast, online and print media, including, USAToday, the Australian Broadcasting Company, NPR and Hearst Television, Inc. In fact, she was a featured royalty historian on CBS Nightly News in London during the coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

She also appears as an expert on the love lives of Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon on the Proper Television series The Secret Life of [fill in the name of famous figure] for Canada’s History Channel. Her nonfiction titles on the loves and lives of European royalty include Royal Affairs, Notorious Royal Marriages, Royal Pains, Royal Romances, The Royals, and the upcoming Inglorious Royal Marriages (November 2014).

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"Carroll's fascinating account of nine centuries of royal marriages is an irresistible combination of People Magazine and the History Channel." -- The Chicago Tribune on Notorious Royal Marriages

"Packed with gruesome details and brimming with wit, this is a wildly breezy read." -- Publishers Weekly on Royal Pains