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Catherine de'Medici.

Author: R J Knecht
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Profiles In Power.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Despised until she was powerful enough to be hated, she was, in her own lifetime and since, the subject of a ""Black  Read more...
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Knecht, R J.
Catherine de'Medici.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Named Person: Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Catherine de Médicis, reine épouse d'Henri II roi de France; Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Katharina, Frankreich Königin; Catherine de Médicis, reine de France); Königin) Katharina (Frankreich
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J Knecht
ISBN: 9781317896876 1317896874
OCLC Number: 884017254
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of maps and genealogical tables; Dedication; List of abbreviations; Preface; Chapter 1 Daughter of Florence (1519-33); Florence and the Medici; Pope Leo X (1513-21); Clement VII (1532-34); Chapter 2 Dauphine (1533-47); The court of Francis I; Difficult years; The end of an era; Chapter 3 Queen of France (1547-59); The palace revolution of 1547; Henry II and Diane de Poitiers; International affairs; The growth of Protestantism; The peace of Cateau-Cambrésis (3-4 April 1559); Chapter 4 Queen Mother (1559-62). The Tumult of Amboise (March 1560)The Fontainebleau assembly (August 1560); The minority of Charles IX; The Colloquy of Poissy (September 1561); The Edict of January (17 January 1562); The massacre of Vassy (1 March 1562); Chapter 5 War and peace (1562-66); Enforcing the peace; Charles IX's majority declared; The Grand Tour of the kingdom (March 1564-May 1566); Chapter 6 The End of Compromise (1567-70); The Surprise de Meaux (27 September 1567); The peace of Longjumeau (22-23 March 1568); Catherine and the Huguenots; The Huguenot flight to La Rochelle; The 'policy of elimination' Moncontour (3 October 1569)The fall of Lorraine; The peace of Saint-Germain (8 August 1570); Chapter 7 The Phoney Peace (1570-72); Marriage plans; The Dutch question; Coligny's return to court (12 September 1571); Catherine and Jeanne d'Albret; The Genlis fiasco (17 July 1572); The attempted assassination of Coligny (22 August 1572); The Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day (24 August 1572); The Black Legend; Chapter 8 The Favourite Son (1573-77); Anjou becomes king of Poland (10 May 1573); Two conspiracies at court; Henry III's accession; A divided family; Alençon's escape (15 September 1575). The Holy LeagueThe Estates of Blois (December 1576-March 1577); The sixth war (1577); Chapter 9 Peacemaker (1578-84); Anjou and the Dutch revolt; Pacifying the South; The 'Lovers' War'; Duke of Brabant; The Portuguese succession; Anjou's discomfiture; Family problems; The death of Monsieur (10 June 1584); Chapter 10 The New Artemisia; The new Artemisia; Catherine's buildings; Literature and the theatre; Court festivals; Catherine as art collector; Chapter 11 Apocalypse (1584-89); The peace of Nemours (7 July 1585); La Reine Margot; Henry of Navarre; The Day of the Barricades (12 May 1588). The Estates-General of Blois (1588)Conclusion; Bibliographical essay; List of of main royal edicts concerning religion, and peace treaties; List of dates; Maps; Genealogical tables; Index.
Series Title: Profiles In Power.

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Wife of one French king and mother of three others (Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III), Catherine de'Medici was, as Regent and Queen Mother, a key figure in French politics for 30 years. This text  Read more...

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