The Raucous Royals is winner of the International Reading Association
Intermediate–Nonfiction Award. More here>>
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- Did Anne Boleyn really have six fingers?
- Was Napolean really that short?
- Was Prince Vlad Dracula a real vampire?
For many of us, these questions represent long-believed rumors that have pervaded history and seem now indistinguishable from fact. But how much of what we believe to be true is just a rumor in disguise? Carlyn Beccia explores this theme in Raucous Royals: Test Your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce which Royal Rumors are True (September 2008; Houghton Mifflin) a witty, wonderful, and at times wacky look at the role of rumor in royal history. Read the Full Press Release>>
Download Top Ten rumors in History (pdf)>> 9/3/08
Making History Fun (and Making Fun of History)
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