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The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom

By: Goldstone, Nancy

178022477X / 9781780224770
Paperback
944.0280922
09/06/2016
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England
20 cm 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black a
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Reprint. Originally published: 2015.

'A gripping tale of royal feuds and divided kingdoms' - AMANDA FOREMANParis, 1572.

Catherine de' Medici, the infamous queen mother of France, is a consummate pragmatist and powerbroker who has dominated the throne for thirty years.

Her youngest daughter, Marguerite, the glamorous 'Queen Margot', is a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother can neither intimidate nor fully control.

When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry the Protestant Henry of Navarre, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family.

Treacherous court politics, poisonings, international espionage and adultery form the background to a extraordinary story about two formidable queens, featuring a fascinating array of characters including such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots and Nostradamus.

BIC:

1DDF France, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, 3JD c 1600 to c 1700, BGH Biography: historical, political & military, HBJD European history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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