Royal Art of Poison, The: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul, Eleanor Herman
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Royal Art of Poison, The: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul

Author: Eleanor Herman

Narrator: Susie Berneis

Unabridged: 10 hr 31 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 07/30/2018

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Royalty

Synopsis

The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family's spoons, tried on their underpants, and tested their chamber pots. Ironically, royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics, medications, and filthy living conditions. Women wore makeup made with mercury and lead. Men rubbed turds on their bald spots. Physicians prescribed mercury enemas, arsenic skin cream, drinks of lead filings, and potions of human fat and skull, fresh from the executioner. The most gorgeous palaces were little better than filthy latrines. Gazing at gorgeous portraits of centuries past, we don't see what lies beneath the royal robes. In The Royal Art of Poison, Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with

Recommended

Lady in Waiting My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown, Anne Glenconner
Lady in Waiting
by Anne Glenconner

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Anne Glenconner
Published: 03/24/2020

American Princess The Love Story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Leslie Carroll
American Princess
by Leslie Carroll

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Andi Arndt
Published: 04/24/2018

Finding Freedom Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, Omid Scobie
Finding Freedom
by Omid Scobie

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Omid Scobie
Published: 08/11/2020

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret, Craig Brown
Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Marg...
by Craig Brown

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Eleanor Bron
Published: 08/07/2018

Mary Queen of Scots The True Life of Mary Stuart, John Guy
Mary Queen of Scots
by John Guy

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Lucy Rayner
Published: 12/07/2018

Meghan A Hollywood Princess, Andrew Morton
Meghan
by Andrew Morton

List: $24.98

Sale: $17.49

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Charles Armstrong
Published: 04/17/2018

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Robert K. Massie
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Wo...
by Robert K. Massie

List: $30.00

Sale: $21.00

Club: $15.00

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 11/08/2011

Elizabeth and Mary Cousins, Rivals, Queens, Jane Dunn
Elizabeth and Mary
by Jane Dunn

List: $29.95

Sale: $20.97

Club: $14.97

Narrator: Donada Peters,Isla Blair
Published: 10/15/2003

The Rival Queens Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom, Nancy Goldstone
The Rival Queens
by Nancy Goldstone

List: $26.98

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Published: 06/23/2015
{"id":"2364754","ean":"9781974922710","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Royal Art of Poison, The: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul","subtitle":"Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul","author":"Eleanor Herman","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Susie Berneis","ubr_id":"2364754","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Susie Berneis","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 31 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}