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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom

Nancy Goldtone
Format
Book
Published
New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
0316409650, 9780316409650
Summary
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.
Contents
  • Part I. 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
  • Part II. 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
  • Part III. 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.
Description
434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-420) and index.
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