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The Resource The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul, Eleanor Herman

The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul, Eleanor Herman

Label
The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul
Title
The royal art of poison
Title remainder
filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Herman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the history of poison in centuries of royal courts, from the intentional posionings to the unintentional side effects of commonly used makeup and medications
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herman, Eleanor
Dewey number
364.152/309224
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6552
LC item number
.H47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poisoning
  • Poisoning
  • Murder victims
  • Murder victims
  • Poisoning
  • Europe
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul, Eleanor Herman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Poison, poison, everywhere. Poison from the banquet table to the royal underpants -- Unicorn horns and rooster dung : poison detectors and antidotes -- Dying to be beautiful : dangerous cosmetics -- Murderous medicine : mercury enemas and rat turd elixirs -- Putrid palaces : a poisoned environment -- Part II. The poison chronicles : where rumors of royal poisoning meet scientific analysis. Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, 1275-1313 -- Cangrande della Scala, Italian warlord, 1291-1329 -- Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France, 1422-1450 -- Edward VI, king of England, 1537-1553 -- Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, 1528-1572 -- Eric XIV, King of Sweden, 1533-1577 -- Ivan IV, the Terrible, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584; his mother, Elena Glinskaya, ca. 1510-1538; and his first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, 1530-1560 -- Grand Duke Francesco de Medici of Tuscany, 1541-1587, and Grand Duchess Bianca Cappello, 1548-1587 -- Gabrielle d'Estrées, mistress of King Henri IV of France, 1573-1599 -- Tycho Brahe, astronomer and imperial mathematician, 1546-1601 -- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, artist to Italy's elite, 1572-1610 -- Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, 1594-1612 -- Sir Thomas Overbury, royal adviser at the court of James I, 1581-1613 -- Princess Henrietta Stuart of England, Duchesse d'Orléans, 1644-1670 -- Mademoiselle de Fontanges, mistress of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1681, and the affair of the poisons -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, imperial court musician, 1756-1791 -- Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1769-1821 -- Part III. Poison in the modern era. Scientific advances in the Victorian age -- The democratization of poison -- Modern Medicis : the rebirth of political poison -- The royal art of living and dying -- Pick your poison -- The poison hall of fame
Control code
on1001326482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250140869
Lccn
2017060759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001326482
Label
The royal art of poison : filthy palaces, fatal cosmetics, deadly medicine, and murder most foul, Eleanor Herman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Poison, poison, everywhere. Poison from the banquet table to the royal underpants -- Unicorn horns and rooster dung : poison detectors and antidotes -- Dying to be beautiful : dangerous cosmetics -- Murderous medicine : mercury enemas and rat turd elixirs -- Putrid palaces : a poisoned environment -- Part II. The poison chronicles : where rumors of royal poisoning meet scientific analysis. Henry VII of Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, 1275-1313 -- Cangrande della Scala, Italian warlord, 1291-1329 -- Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII of France, 1422-1450 -- Edward VI, king of England, 1537-1553 -- Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre, 1528-1572 -- Eric XIV, King of Sweden, 1533-1577 -- Ivan IV, the Terrible, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584; his mother, Elena Glinskaya, ca. 1510-1538; and his first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, 1530-1560 -- Grand Duke Francesco de Medici of Tuscany, 1541-1587, and Grand Duchess Bianca Cappello, 1548-1587 -- Gabrielle d'Estrées, mistress of King Henri IV of France, 1573-1599 -- Tycho Brahe, astronomer and imperial mathematician, 1546-1601 -- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, artist to Italy's elite, 1572-1610 -- Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, 1594-1612 -- Sir Thomas Overbury, royal adviser at the court of James I, 1581-1613 -- Princess Henrietta Stuart of England, Duchesse d'Orléans, 1644-1670 -- Mademoiselle de Fontanges, mistress of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1681, and the affair of the poisons -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, imperial court musician, 1756-1791 -- Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, 1769-1821 -- Part III. Poison in the modern era. Scientific advances in the Victorian age -- The democratization of poison -- Modern Medicis : the rebirth of political poison -- The royal art of living and dying -- Pick your poison -- The poison hall of fame
Control code
on1001326482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250140869
Lccn
2017060759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1001326482

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