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.

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BindingPaperback
Sales rank121783
Pages440
ManufacturerHarper Perennial
EAN9780060744939
List price$16.99
Price$13.38

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