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Love affairs of the Courts of Europe

Thornton Hal

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Author: Thornton Hall

Release Date: May 9, 2004 [EBook #12309]

Language: English

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LOVE AFFAIRS

OF THE COURTS OF EUROPE

BY

THORNTON HALL, F.S.A.,

Barrister-at-Law,

Author of "Love romancies of the Aristocracy",

"Love intrigues of Royal Courts", etc., etc.

TO

MY COUSIN,

LENORE

CONTENTS

CHAP

I. A COMEDY QUEEN

II. THE "BONNIE PRINCE'S" BRIDE

III. THE PEASANT AND THE EMPRESS

IV. A CROWN THAT FAILED

V. A QUEEN OF HEARTS

VI. THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER

VII. A PRINCESS OF MYSTERY

VIII. THE KING AND THE "LITTLE DOVE"

IX. THE ROMANCE OF THE BEAUTIFUL SWEDE

X. THE SISTER OF AN EMPEROR

XI. A SIREN OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

XII. THE CORSICAN AND THE CREOLE

XIII. THE ENSLAVER OF A KING

XIV. AN EMPRESS AND HER FAVOURITES

XV. A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY CINDERELLA

XVI. BIANCA, GRAND DUCHESS OF TUSCANY

XVII. RICHELIEU, THE ROUE

XVIII. THE INDISCRETIONS OF A PRINCESS

XIX. THE INDISCRETIONS OF A PRINCESS--_continued_

XX. THE LOVE-AFFAIRS OF A REGENT

XXI. A DELILAH OF THE COURT OF FRANCE

XXII. THE "SUN-KING" AND THE WIDOW

XXIII. A THRONED BARBARIAN

XXIV. A FRIEND OF MARIE ANTOINETTE

XXV. THE RIVAL SISTERS

XXVI. THE RIVAL SISTERS--_continued_

XXVII. A MISTRESS OF INTRIGUE

XXVIII. AN ILL-FATED MARRIAGE

XXIX. AN ILL-FATED MARRIAGE--_continued_

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

BIANCA CAPELLO BONAVENTURA GRAND DUCHESS OF TUSCANY

CATHERINE THE SECOND OF RUSSIA

COUNT GREGORY ORLOFF

DESIREE CLARY

JOSEPHINE DE BEAUHARNAIS, EMPRESS (BY PRUD'HON) LOLA MONTEZ, COUNTESS OF LANDSFELD

LUDWIG I., KING OF BAVARIA

FRANCESCO I., GRAND DUKE OF TUSCANY

CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK, WIFE OF GEORGE IV

LOVE AFFAIRS OF THE COURTS OF EUROPE