Catherine De Medici★
Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre with the very evil Catherine de Medici ordering the massacre of Huguenots
Catherine de Medici's bedroom, Chenonceau Renaissance chimney and floor tiles Bedroom of Catherine de Medici. This bedroom contains 16th-century sculpted furniture and is decorated with a series of 16th-century Flemish tapestries retracing Samson's life.
Francis II ( François II) (19 January 1544 – 5 December 1560) was aged 15 when he succeeded to the throne of France after the accidental death of his father, King Henry II, in 1559. He reigned for 18 months before he died in December 1560. He was also King consort of Scotland (1558–1560) as the husband of Queen Mary I. He was born at the Royal Chateau at Fontainebleau, the son of Henry II, King of France (31 March 1519 – 10 July 1559) and Catherine de' Medici (13 April 1519 – 5 January 1589)
Protected by Clement VII, Lorenzo and Madeleine's orphaned daughter Caterina (Catherine de Medici 1519 - 1589 - great granddaughter of Il Magnifico), grew up to become a very powerful lady - Queen Consort of Henry II (son of Flashy Francis I) of France, and mother of ten children including three weak French Kings (for two of whom she was Queen Regent) - Francis II, Charles IX and Henri III. saint denis french royalty tomb paris
Medici Queens of France - Caterina (Catherine) and Maria
1576: King Henry of Navarre, leader of the French protestant Huguenots, who would become King of France in 1589. In 1572 he was forced to marry Margaret of Valois by her mother Catherine de Medici, who used the wedding as an opportunity to kill thousands of Protestants who came to Paris for the wedding and thousands more in the days after. It would be known as the St. Bartholemew's Massacre.
Recently Read: Confessions of Catherine De Medici. I read this while in Florence, verrrry good. Very long but good. Taught me so much I didn't know about Catherine, her role in Europe, France's role in the Crusades, and history in general! Great for fans of Phillipa Gregory!
Madame Serpent: A Catherine De' Medici Novel by Jean Plaidy - Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century Europe, a reluctant bride becomes a passionate but unwanted wife. Humiliated and unloved, Catherine spies on Henry and his lover. Tortured by what she sees, Catherine becomes consumed by a ruthless ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
CHATEAU DE CHAUMONT: Built on the 10th century remnants of a fortress built to protect Blois, the Chateau de Chaumont was built in the years between 1465 and 1510 by Charles I and Charles II d’Amboise. The Château de Chaumont was purchased by Catherine de Medici a year after Henry II’s death. There she entertained numerous astrologers, among them Nostradamus.
One of the world's great fragrances, this classic cologne with a citrus base, was created for Catherine de Medici, who, when she went to France to marry Henry II, brought her personal perfume-maker with her. There are various versions of the legend which explain how the "Acqua della Regina" (Water of the Queen) came to be commercialized as a cologne. Still hand-formulated in Florence by Santa Maria Novella... ♥
One of the world's great fragrances, this classic cologne with a citrus base, was created for Catherine de Medici, who, when she went to France to marry Henry II, brought her personal perfume-maker with her.
Charlotte de Sauve (1551 - 1617). Mistress of Henri IV. She was a member of the Flying Squadron, a group of beautiful spies hired to Catherine de Medici to seduce powerful men. She would pass information on to Catherine de Medici about Henri IV, but this caused Catherine's daughter, Margot, to become miserable.
Charlotte de Sauve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Francis II ( François II) (B: Jan. 19,1544 – D: Dec. 5,1560) was aged 15 when he succeeded to the throne of France, after the accidental death of his father, King Henry II, in 1559. He reigned for 18 months before he died in December 1560. He was also King consort of Scotland (1558–1560) as the husband of Queen Mary I.
Francois II (1544 - 1560). Son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. He married Mary, Queen of Scots, but had no children.
Claude of Valois (1547 - 1575). Daughter of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. She married Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, and had nine children.