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Catherine de Medici : Renaissance Queen of France
by Leonie Frieda


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Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060744939
  • ISBN-10: 0060744936
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: March 2006
  • Page Count: 440


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Royalty
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
Books > History > Europe - France

 
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