In this book, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen's boudoir. How did queens find happiness? In courts bristling with testosterone - swashbuckling generals, polished courtiers, and virile cardinals - many royal women had love affairs. Anne Boleyn flirted with courtiers; Catherine Howard slept with one. Henry VIII had both of them beheaded. Catherine the Great had her idiot husband murdered, and ruled the Russian empire with a long list of sexy young favorites. Marie Antoinette fell in love with the handsome Swedish count Axel Fersen, who tried valiantly to rescue her from the guillotine. Empress Alexandra of Russia found emotional solace in the mad monk Rasputin. Her behavior was the spark that set off the firestorm of the Russian revolution. Princess Diana gave up her palace bodyguard to enjoy countless love affairs, which tragically led to her early death. 'Sex with the Queen' explores the scintillating sexual lives of some of our most beloved and infamous female rulers.