You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers
Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you’ve cheered as these virtuous
women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be
more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as
many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons
rattling in their royal closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi
spy. Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian empire slept wearing a mask of
raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev murdered thousands of men, and Princess Rani
Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield, charging into combat with her toddler
son strapped to her back.
Badly offers mini-biographies of all these princesses and dozens more. It’s
a fascinating read for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different
kind of bedtime story. Download and start listening now!