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'A gripping tale of royal feuds and divided kingdoms' - AMANDA FOREMAN Paris, 1572. Catherine de' Medici, the infamous queen mother of France, is a consummate pragmatist and powerbroker who has dominated the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter, Marguerite, the glamorous 'Queen Margot', is a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother can neither intimidate nor fully control. When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry the Protestant Henry of Navarre, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family. Treacherous court politics, poisonings, international espionage and adultery form the background to a extraordinary story about two formidable queens, featuring a fascinating array of characters including such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots and Nostradamus.
|Publication date:||9th June 2016|
|Publisher:||Weidenfeld & Nicolson an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Biography: historical, political & military, European history, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700,|
Nancy Goldstone is the author of Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe; Joanna: The Notorious Queen of Naples, Jerusalem and Sicily; The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon, The Rival Queens and Daughters of the Winter Queen. She lives in New York. Visit her website for more information: www.nancygoldstone.com.More About Nancy Goldstone