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This is a good book in getting to know the De Medici family and how it influenced France and the rest of the world at that time.
Apr 26, 2012
Catherine de Medici was neither a great queen nor a good woman. The best thing you can say about her is that she loved her children (maybe too much) who were, to be sure, a worthless bunch (Queen Margot excepting). Leonie Frieda tries her best to make Queen Catherine look good, without much success.
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