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Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France

Author: Kathleen Anne Wellman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognised royal mistress in 1444, including Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, Marguerite de Valois among others, and concluding with Gabrielle d'Estrées, Henry IV's powerful mistress during the 1590s.
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Biography
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Wellman, Kathleen Anne, 1951-
Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012037490
(OCoLC)811778479
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Anne Wellman
ISBN: 9780300190656 0300190654
OCLC Number: 841809754
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 433 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Agnès Sorel: the first official royal mistress --
Anne of Brittany: the limits and prospects of a queen --
The women of the court of Francis I: wives and mistresses, sister and mother --
Diane de Poitiers: an idealized mistress --
Catherine de Medici: king in all but name --
Marguerite de Valois: scandalous queen, femme savante --
Gabrielle d'Estrées: nearly a queen.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: Kathleen Wellman.
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