We’re all familiar with the trials and tribulations of the current British Royal Family, but there are more than 25 royal families that still wield power in the world today from Japan and Thailand to Saudi Arabia and Scandinavia. The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the world’s monarchies, past and present. From betrayal and beheadings to pageantry and privilege, discover the truth about life behind the castle walls.
- Which wife of England’s Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand?
- What royal connection does Thomas Crapper, inventor of the flush toilet, have?
- What is the royal residence in Monaco known as?
- What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest?
- Who was the "Hammer of the Scots"?
- Why are members of royal families said to have "blue blood"?
- Which member of the British royal family competed at the Olympics?
- Where did the word czar come from?
- What did Marie Antoinette say before she was executed?
About the author
Doug Lennox was an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Eric McCormack, Gary Oldman, and a myriad of others. He passed away November 28, 2015.
This is a book for royalty fans. It has just the kind of information which the average individual would like to know about royalty. It is well written, well organized and informative.
Toronto Royalty Newsletter, Vol. 41, No. 2, September 2009
Other titles by Doug Lennox
Now You Know Canada
150 Years of Fascinating Facts
Now You Know Absolutely Everything
Absolutely every Now You Know book in a single ebook
Now You Know — The Big Books Bundle
Now You Know Big Book of Answers / Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2
Now You Know — Heroes, Villains, and Visionaries
Now You Know Pirates / Now You Know Royalty / Now You Know Canada's Heroes / Now You Know The Bible
Now You Know — Giant Trivia Bundle
Now You Know / Now You Know More / Now You Know Almost Everything / Now You Know, Volume 4 / Now You Know Christmas
Now You Know — Giant Sports Trivia Bundle
Now You Know Golf / Now You Know Hockey / Now You Know Soccer / Now You Know Football / Now You Know Baseball
Now You Know — Giant Disaster Trivia Bundle
Now You Know Crime Scenes / Now You Know Extreme Weather / Now You Know Disasters