The Private Lives of the Tudors

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The Private Lives of the Tudors
464 pages; Grove Press
If you think today's royals are coddled and cosseted, imagine a Kate Middleton employing a "groom of the stool," a trusted servant who would attend her bowel movements. With effortless verve, Borman's riveting history conjures a world in which access to the throne takes on new meaning.