Amusing Zoom through Modern European History Aug 22, 2012
Royal Babylon is amusing without being so disrespectful as to make me turn away. I learned some interesting things about European royals over the last several centuries, including the path of hemophilia gene, the Hapsburg chin, and the apparently inherited mental problems, presumably from the persistent inbreeding. Nobles weren't good enough -- only blood royal would do. This book could make good vacation reading, a tale lively told.