Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

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This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in 1444; including Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite de Valois, among others; and concluding with Gabrielle d’Estrées, Henry IV’s powerful mistress during the 1590s.

Wellman shows that women in both roles—queen and… (more)

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Publisher: Yale University Press (May 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 14.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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