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Title:
The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom
Author:
Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon author.
ISBN:
9780316409650
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xii, 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Contents:
Margot's mother, Catherine de' Medici. "The Queen, my mother" ; The King is dead, long live the King ; The Queen and the colloquy ; A short war... ; ... And a long trip -- Catherine's daughter Marguerite de Valois. The flying squadron ; Fall from grace ; The marriage trap ; Queen Margot ; Queen of Paris ; Of mignons and mistresses ; The great escape ; A royal hostage ; Queen of spies ; Royal rivalries ; Queen of Navarre -- The rival queens. The lovers' war ; A royal scandal ; The Queen's revolt ; Prisoner of war ; Three funerals and a mass ; The return of the Queen -- Epilogue.
Abstract:
Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time.
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