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Author Goldstone, Nancy Bazelon, author.

Title The rival queens : Catherine de' Medici, her daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the betrayal that ignited a kingdom / Nancy Goldtone.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    944.028 GOL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 434 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-420) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Catherine de M├ędicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589.
Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1615.
Queens -- France -- Biography.
Nobility -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0316409650 (hardcover)
9780316409650 (hardcover)

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