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life and times of Catherine de" Medici

Watson, Francis

life and times of Catherine de" Medici

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Published by D. Appleton-Century company, incorporated in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Catherine de Médicis, -- Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, -- 1519-1589.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Francis Watson; with sixteen illustrations.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC119.8 W3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 327 p.
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16601311M
    LC Control Number35010715


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life and times of Catherine de" Medici by Watson, Francis Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is an examination of how these three women exercised control over Renaissance France during the turbulent times of the Catholic-Huegonot wars and the weak rule of the sons of Catherine de'Medici and Francis I.

This is both a study of behind-the-scenes political power and ambition and a history of France in the 16th by: 3. I really like this portrayal of Catherine de Medici. So far this author has been fairer to her than any other book, documentary, or article that I have seen or read.

I loved the concluding remarks where the author quotes Henry IV (Henry of Navarre for those who know the main characters from this time.)4/5. Comment: Title: The Life and Times of Catherine de Medici, Publisher: Hutchinson, Binding: Hardcover, pages.

No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Library rebound green boards with gilt lettering to green leather spine. Contains black and white plates. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages and plates with bright copy : Francis Watson.

Women of power: the life and times of Catherine dé Medici. Strage, Mark. Publication date. Topics. Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France,Poitiers, Diane de, Duchess of Valentinois,Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France,Queens, Nobility.

: 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 Cited by: 7.

Catherine Fletcher, The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici (Oxford University Press, ) Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, toAlessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world.

Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he. If you like historical fiction, BookBrowse readers think you'll love The Confessions of Catherine de Medici out of 14 of them rated it 4 or 5 stars. Here's what they had to say: C.W.

Gortner reimagines the trials and tribulations of Catherine de Medici "in her own words," an interesting, successful technique that effectively presents the life and times of a complex historical figure whose. The book spans over years, and covers Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici and his banking roots, the achievements of his son Cosimo and the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent, with whom the Medici bank had already started to lose his grip.

Early life Catherine was born in to a powerful Italian prince from the Medici family. Her mother died a few days after giving birth, and her father died a week later. Her father's relatives, among them popes Leo X (–) and Clement VII (–), took over her care. Early life.

Catherine was the daughter of Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici, duca di Urbino, and Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne, a Bourbon princess related to many of the French ed within days, Catherine was highly educated, trained, and disciplined by nuns in Florence and Rome and married in by her uncle, Pope Clement VII, to Henry, duc d’Orléans, who inherited the.

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Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, queen of France, wife of Henri IV; of Madame de Pompadour The memoirs of Louis XV and of Madame de Pompadour, by Madame Du Hausset.

The memoirs of Catherine de Medici, by the Abbé Brantôme. Also available in digital form. —RT Book Reviews “The notorious Catherine de Medici emerges as a flesh-and-blood woman in this masterful recounting of her life.

C.W. Gortner has an uncanny ability to delve into the intense humanness of his characters.”—Margaret George, author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII.

Women of Power, the Life and Times of Catherine de' Medici. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, This book focuses of three women of power including Catherine de' Medici, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite, Queen of Navarre.

It gives good information on Catherine while showing relations and interactions between the women in the book. WOMEN OF POWER: The Life and Times of Catherine de' Medici by Mark Strage ‧ RELEASE DATE: Ma Although mainly a scissors, paste and rewrite project from secondary sources, this account of the fevered career of Catherine de' Medici is lucid, and in matters of historical controversy, generally judicious.

Life and times of Catherine de' Medici. New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., (OCoLC) Named Person: Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France; Catherine de Médicis, Queen consort of Henry II King of France: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Francis Watson.

Catherine de’ Medici was born in Florence, Italy, into Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino and Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne, a French noblewoman. Catherine’s mother died soon after her birth and her father died, a few days after that.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Catherine de' Medici (Italian: Caterina de’ Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced [katʁin də medisis]; 13 April – 5 January ), was an Italian noblewoman who was queen consort of France from untilby marriage to King Henry II, and Queen mother of kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III from.

Catherine de' Medici () is one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Wife of one French King and mother of three others she was a key figure Renaissance France and ineradicably associated with the St Bartholomew Massacre/5(1).

From C. Gortner, acclaimed author of The Last Queen, comes an ambitious and gripping new novel about the dramatic, tragic, and misunderstood life of one of history’s most powerful and influential women: Catherine de Medici. To some, she was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence.

To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy. The book is an examination of how these three women exercised control over Renaissance France during the turbulent times of the Catholic-Huegonot wars and the weak rule of the sons of Catherine de'Medici and Francis I.

This is both a study of behind-the-scenes political power and ambition and a history of France in the 16th century/5. The Confessions of Catherine De Medici A Novel (Book): Gortner, C. W.: To some, Catherine de Medici was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence.

To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy. In this novel, Catherine is brought to life in her own voice, allowing us to enter the intimate world of a woman whose determination to protect her family's. Describes the life and accomplishments of the queen who worked to achieve peace between French Protestants and Catholics during the reigns of her husband, King Henry II of France, and her sons.

Catherine de Medici. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici: A Novel - Ebook written by C. Gortner. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Confessions of Catherine de Medici: A Novel.

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Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. Madame Catherine: The Life of Catherine de Medici. by Mahoney Irene A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

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A biography profiling the life of Catherine de Medici. Includes source notes and timeline. Read more. Read less. Compass Point Books eBook in English zzzz. Not in Library. 2 Times 16th century. Work Description. Catherine de' Medici - Catherine de' Medici - The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day: The issue of war or peace in the Netherlands was closely linked with the Massacre of St.

Bartholomew’s Day in Paris on August 23–24, Upon this occasion, following an abortive attempt against the life of the admiral Gaspard de Coligny, he and a number of his principal lieutenants, together with.

At the age of fourteen, Catherine de Medici, last legitimate descendant of the Medici blood, finds herself betrothed to the King Francois I’s son, Henri. Sent from her native Florence to France, humiliated and overshadowed by her husband’s life-long devotion to his mistress, when tragedy strikes her family Catherine rises from obscurity to.

Catherine de Medici (born Caterina Maria Romola di Lorenzo de Medici; Ap January 5, ) was a member of the powerful Italian Medici family who became queen consort of France through her marriage to King Henry II. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bk.: Women of Power: The Life and Times of Catherine de Medici by Mark Strage (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. From the grande dame of historical fiction, the second novel in the classic trilogy—back in print after more than twenty years—brilliantly depicts the life of the powerful Queen who was loved by few and feared by many.

The second book in the classic Catherine de’ Medici. The Confessions of Catherine De Medici A Novel (Book): Gortner, C. Help Help, opens a new window.

Catherine de Medici came to France at the age of fourteen to marry Henri, Duke of Orleans, later known as King Henri II. She was not a princess, in fact she not of royal blood at all. Instead, Catherine was the daughter of wealthy Italian merchants. Her father was Lorenzo II de Medici and her mother was named Madeleine de la Tour d' Auvergne.

Women of Power: The Life and Times of Catherine de' Medici. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN Thompson, James Westfall (). The Wars of Religion in France, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. Further reading.

Babelon, Jean-Pierre (). Henri IV. Paris: Fayard. ISBN External links. Catherine de Medici by Barbara A. Somervill,Compass Point Books edition, in English A biography profiling the life of Catherine de Medici.

Includes source notes and timeline. Read more. Read less. Subjects Times 16th century. Work Description. 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.

‎ The bestselling revisionist biography of one of the great women of the 16th century Orphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune.

Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his infl. "The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is a dramatic, epic novel of an all-too-human woman whose strength and passion propelled her into the center of grand events. Meticulously-researched, this engrossing novel offers a fresh portrait of a queen who has too often been portrayed as a villain.

Bravo. Image 49 of Catherine de' Medici, a historical novel Catherine de’ Medici 36 by a revolution or by treason: If the new King hopes to secure his throne and protect his life.Summary.

From C. W. Gortner, acclaimed author of The Last Queen, comes an ambitious and gripping new novel about the dramatic, tragic, and misunderstood life of one of history’s most powerful and influential women: Catherine de Medici.

To some, she was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence. To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy.Women of style – Catherine de Medici.

We know her as a sinister Queen, “the Italian woman”, a scheming poisoner and a ruthless power player who controlled her sons and gave her daughter a hell of a wedding present – St.

Bartholomew’s Day massacre.