Catherine De Medici

Catherine De Medici

Renaissance Queen of France

Book - 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.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2006, c2003
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial edition
ISBN: 9780060744939
Branch Call Number: 921 CAT
Characteristics: xxiii, 440 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,21 cm


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