Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France

Paperback | March 31, 2006

byLeonie Frieda

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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.

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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, s...

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