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Un Minuto Con

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com

Catherine de Medici
1519 – 1589

In 1533 when Catherine de Medici was 14 years old, she married King Henry II and moved to France. 237 more words


The Rival Queens by Nancy Goldstone

Romping royals…

:D :D :D :D

It’s little wonder that Nancy Goldstone has chosen to use quotes from Machiavelli to head each chapter in her romping history of her rival Queens, Catherine de’ Medici, Queen of France, and her daughter Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre. 1,295 more words

Book Review

the chateau series: chenonceau

This is our final instalment for the series and we are featuring:

Chateau de Chenonceau

Possibly one of, if not, the most famous chateau in the region. 535 more words


WhatsThat?!: Macarons de Paris

Macarons de Paris, tasty little cookies in bright pastels with yummy innards of something. But, other than yummy and colorful and cookies and French, what are they? 188 more words

Smart Stuff





In 1533, at the age of fourteen, Catherine de’ Medici married Hanry II of France.

With her, to Marsille, went her perfumier, Renè Le Florentin. 91 more words


10 Hard Core Women of the Renaissance

Warriors and Queens. Geniuses and schemers.  Masters of swords and horses. They weren’t all saints (in fact some were downright evil), but they all fought their own battles. 887 more words

Stephanie Storey

The Queen's Talisman

No Queen in France caused such execration as Catherine de Medici, who was accused of being a power-hungry, unscrupulous woman, a witch, a poisoner. After centuries of ill repute in the twentieth century, historians have reassessed the figure of this Florentine who married a man who did not love her preferring his lover, the beautiful Diane de Poitiers, and became widow too soon and found herself in the position to rule over a great nation and fight palace intrigues plotted by those who from the beginning with contempt had called her “l’italien”, the italian, the foreigner. 924 more words