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The devil's queen: a novel of Catherine de Medici

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Born into Florence's most illustrious Renaissance family, Catherine de Medici was soon left a fabulously rich heiress by the early death of her parents. Violent conflict rent the city state and Catherine found herself imprisoned and threatened with death before she was finally released and married off to the handsome heir to the French throne. Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the gorgeous Diane de Poitiers, and unable to bear children, Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery to enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. The price would be high: For years she would have visions of a blood-soaked future, predictions that proved true as, one by one, her husband and sons succumbed to terrible deaths. Catherine was famous for surrounding herself with seductive beauties, for the lavish decadence of the French court, and for her use of black magic against those who opposed her-some of whom were closest to her heart. Yet it was Catherine who held France together as the Wars of Religion tore Europe apart, and her successor hailed her as "one of France's greatest kings...".
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Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence's most powerful family, and one day came to rule France?

In her latest historical fiction bestseller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Catherine, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family's enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France.

Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine resorted to sorcery to win his love, enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine's visions induced by the black arts, Kalogoris reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne.

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subject_facet Catherine de Medicis, -- Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, -- 1519-1589 -- Fiction, Courts and courtiers -- Fiction, France -- History -- Francis II, 1559-1560 -- Fiction
title_display The devil's queen : a novel of Catherine de Medici
title_full The Devil's Queen A Novel of Catherine de Medici, The devil's queen : a novel of Catherine de Medici / Jeanne Kalogridis
title_short The devil's queen :
title_sub a novel of Catherine de Medici
topic_facet Catherine de Medicis, Courts and courtiers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History