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Catherine de Medici

Author: Leonie Frieda
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The bestselling revisionist biography of one of the great women of the 16th century

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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
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: 0753820390 9780753820391
OCLC Number: 61259420
Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Description: xxvi, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 20 cm
Contents: 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 1588-1615.
Responsibility: Leonie Frieda.

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