Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France by Leonie FriedaCatherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France by Leonie Frieda

Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France

byLeonie Frieda

Paperback | March 31, 2006

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Poisoner, despot, necromancer -- the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds -- from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.

Title:Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8.94 × 5.38 × 1.17 inPublished:March 31, 2006Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060744936

ISBN - 13:9780060744939

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally Something on Catherine! I have been looking for anything on Catherine de Medici for a long time. I think she is one of the greatest underrated women in our history and that her accomplishments in maintaining the throne are completely glossed over. She wasn't a great women - wasn't overly kind or anything but she was a survivor. And I admire that so much about her. It dragged a little bit but I am very thankful that I read it and learned all that I did.
Date published: 2017-01-22

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“Vivid and entertaining...a convincing human portrait against the backdrop of a brutal age.”