This three-volume work by Julia Pardoe, the author of other books on French royalty, was originally published in 1852. In astonishing detail the books describe the colourful and controversial life of Marie de Medicis, who in 1600 married Henry IV of France after his marriage to Marguerite de Valois had been annulled to make way for this dynastic alliance. The consort's life both before and after her marriage was one of flamboyant living, political intrigue and gossip. The work is a complex biography, full of information on every detail of a remarkable life at the centre of European politics. Each volume is illustrated and annotated with references to original documents. Volume 2 covers the period in which the assassination of the king in 1610 led to Marie's regency on behalf of her son, Louis XIII. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=pardju
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- Date Published: October 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108020381
- length: 494 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
- weight: 0.62kg
- contains: 1 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
8. 1609. Death of the Grand-Duke of Tuscany
9. 1610. Preparations for the coronation of Marie de Medicis
Book II. Marie de Medicis as Regent:
1. 1610. Self-possession of Marie de Medicis
2. 1610. A temporary calm
3. 1611. A cold correspondence
4. 1612. The princes of the blood retire from the court
5. 1613. State of France at the commencement of 1613
6. 1614. New anxieties
7. 1615–6. Close of the States-General
8. 1616. Conference of London.
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