Here are some one liners...
Queen for a Day... Actually 9 Days -- A totally unwilling 16 year old girl is forced to be the Queen of England for 9 days. She abdicates as quickly as possible and is eventually beheaded for the simple reason that you can't have an extra Queen around to become the focus of rebellion.
All the Gold That You Can Drink -- The Governor of Chile has misunderestimated the resistance he would meet from the Indians in Chile. He will pay for that error with his life.