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Charles IX (1550 - 1574). Son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. He married Elisabeth of Austria and had a daughter.

Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre with the very evil Catherine de Medici ordering the massacre of Huguenots

Catherine de Medici by Leonie Frieda.

The Italian Woman (Catherine de Medici #2)

Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici (Young Royals #5)

#13 : "The Confessions of Catherine de Medici" Read: June 28th...

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

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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.

Henri II (1519 - 1559). King of France from 1547 to 1559. He married Catherine de Medici and had eight surviving children. His mistress, Diane de Poitiers, had tremendous influence on him. He died after getting a lance to the eye while jousting.

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.

Henri II (1519 - 1559). Dauphin of France 1536 to 1547, when he became king. He was married to Catherine de Medici, but neglected her for his mistress, Diane de Poitiers.

The Serpent and the Moon: Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King *16th century France, King Henri II, Catherine de Medici & Diane de Portiers. Better than the current royal dramas by far.

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

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Francois, Duke of Anjou (1555 - 1584). Son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. He courted Elizabeth I, but she rejected him.

Henri II (1519 - 1559). Son of Francois I and Claude of France. He married Catherine de Medici and had 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.

Charles IX (1550 - 1574). Son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. He married Elisabeth of Austria and had a daughter.