Sex Lives of the Popes

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Prion’s internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and eye-opening revelations. In the last 2,000 years the Popes have set the sexual agenda for almost a quarter of the world's population. But while preaching chastity from on high many have practised something altogether more dissolute. The Pope was the most powerful man on earth, and there was no one who could tell him he could not sleep with whoever he wanted. There was a female Pope too, which only became apparent when she gave birth in the street. Added to that there have been pornographers, homosexuals, pedophiles, womanizers, perverts, and good old-fashioned adulterers who have occupied the Holy See. Sex Lives of the Popes is a humorous expose of papal promiscuity.

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

Easy to read trip through the papacy, discussing views and attitudes on sex, and the actual sexual escapades of many of the popes, who were for the most part not chaste and celibate. It is difficult ... Read full review

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User Review  - melancholycat - LibraryThing

It was interesting seeing the scandals of the popes, but the book would have benefited from a better flow and a bibliography to substantiate all of the actions of these popes. It suffers from lack of evidence and a very chaotic flow. Read full review


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Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam" A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II", and History's Greatest Battles". He lives in England.

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