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Author Goldsmith, Elizabeth C.

Title The kings' mistresses : the liberated lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin / Elizabeth C. Goldsmith.

Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    944.033 GOL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 256 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical prologue -- The cardinal's nieces at the court of France -- The Duchess Mazarin -- Marie's Rome -- A runaway duchess -- On the road -- Savoy and beyond -- Hortense's London -- Madrid -- Divorce -- "Dust and ashes".
Summary The little-known story of two spirited sisters who flaunted every social convention of 17th century Europe in their determination to live independently.
Subject Mancini, Maria, 1639-1715.
Mazarin, Hortense Mancini, duchesse de, 1646-1699.
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 -- Relations with women.
Mistresses -- France -- Biography.
Women -- Europe -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
France -- Court and courtiers -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781586488895 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1586488899 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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