Catherine de Medici by Leonie Frieda audiobook

Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France

By Leonie Frieda
Read by Sarah Le Fevre

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780060744939

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982595302

  • ISBN: 9781982595296

  • ISBN: 9781982595319

Runtime: 21.60 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Poisoner, despot, necromancer—the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled ruler battling extraordinary political and personal odds— from a troubled childhood in Florence to her marriage to Henry, son of King Francis I of France; from her transformation of French culture to her fight to protect her throne and her sons' birthright. Based on thousands of private letters, it is a remarkable account of one of the most influential women ever to wear a crown.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vivid and entertaining…a convincing human portrait against the backdrop of a brutal age.” Wall Street Journal
The Godfather meets Elizabeth…A beautifully written portrait of a ruthless, subtle, and fearless woman fighting for survival and power.” Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Leonie Frieda

Author Bio: Leonie Frieda

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 21.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English