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release date: Mar 14, 2006
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Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France

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.

release date: Mar 27, 2018
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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France
The author of the bestselling Catherine de Medici turns to King Francis of France, Catherine's father-in-law, who turned France into a great nation. King Francis I was the perfect Renaissance knight, the movement's exemplar and its Gallic interpreter. An aesthete, diplomat par excellence and contemporary of Machiavelli, he was the founder of modern France, whose sheer force of will and personality moulded his kingdom into the first European superpower, and arguably the man who introduced the Renaissance to France. Francis was also the prototype Frenchman - a national identity was moulded on his character. So great was his stamp, that few countries even now are quite so robustly patriotic as is France. Yet he did not always live up to his ideal, and it is also the imperfect husband, father, lover and king who fascinate.With access to private archives that have never been used in a study of Francis I, Leonie Frieda explores the life of the man who was the most human of the monarchs of the period - and yet, remains the most elusive.
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release date: Apr 08, 2014
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The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527

From Leonie Frieda, critically acclaimed biographer of Catherine de Medici, comes The Deadly Sisterhood: an epic tale of eight women whose lives—marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness—encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of Italy’s Renaissance.

Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d’Este, Isabella d’Este, Caterina Sforza, Giulia Farnese, Isabella d’Aragona, and Lucrezia Borgia shared the riches of their birthright: wealth, political influence, and friendship, but none were not exempt from personal tragedies, exile, and poverty.   

With riveting narrative, Leonie Frieda’s The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427–1527 brings to life a long-gone era filled with intrigue, corruption, and passion.

release date: Jul 11, 2013
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The Deadly Sisterhood
Here are the stories of the most remarkable women of Christendom, who are all joined by birth, marriage and friendship and who ruled for a time in place of their men-folk: Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d'Este, Caterina Sforza, Isabella d'Este, Giulia Farnese, Isabella d'Aragona and Lucrezia Borgia.
release date: May 12, 2020
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Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda (2006-03-14)
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release date: May 12, 2020
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The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527 by Leonie Frieda (2014-05-03)
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release date: May 12, 2020
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Catalina de Médicis
Siglo XXI de España. Madrid. 2006. 25 cm. XXVIII, 539 p., [24] p. de lám. mapas. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con sobrecubierta ilustrada. Traducción de Ofelia Castillo. Bibliografía: p. 499-504. Índice. Traducción de: Catherine de Medici. Catalina,. Reina consorte de Enrique II, Rey de Francia .. Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario. ISBN: 84-323-1221-5
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release date: May 12, 2020
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Catherine de Medici Publisher: Harper Perennial
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