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Catherine de Medici : Renaissance queen of France

Author: Leonie Frieda
Publisher: New York : Fourth Estate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the Renaissance-era queen of France which seeks to reveal her skills as a ruler in spite of her violent reputation, describing the power politics that marked her rule, and her talents as a strategist and conspirator.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonie Frieda
ISBN: 0060744928 9780060744922
OCLC Number: 57436161
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Weidenfield & Nicholson"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 440 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Death of a King 1559 --
Orphan of Florence 1519-33 --
'The Greatest Match in the World' 1515-34 --
A Barren Wife 1533-47 --
The Eclipsed Consort 1547-49 --
Catherine's Growing Importance 1548-59 --
An Uneasy Partnership 1559-60 --
'Gouvernante de France' 1560-62 --
The First Religious War 1562-64 --
The Grand Tour 1564-66 --
Conciliator No Longer 1566-70 --
Margot's Marriage Is Arranged 1570-72 --
The Massacre 1572 --
The Last Years of Charles IX 1572-74 --
Henri III, King of France 1574-76 --
Alencon's Treachery 1576-84 --
Hope Dies 1584-88 --
So Perish the Race of the Valois 1589-1615.
Responsibility: Leonie Frieda.

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A portrait of the Renaissance-era queen of France which seeks to reveal her skills as a ruler in spite of her violent reputation, describing the power politics that marked her rule, and her talents as a strategist and conspirator.

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