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1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft, and the Birth of the Stuart Era by Christopher Lee
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac
The Age of Catherine de Medici by J. E. Neale
The Age of Catherine De Medici and Essays in Elizabethan History by J. E. Neale
All the Queen's Men by Peter Brimacombe
All the Queen's Men: Elizabeth I and Her Courtiers by Neville Williamsas Catherine de'Medici
The Armada by Garrett Mattingly
The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure by John Mitchinson
A Brief History of France by Cecil Jenkins
A Cardinal of the Medici: Being the Memoirs Of The Nameless Mother of the Cardinal Ippolito De' Medici by Mrs. William Hicks Beach
Catherine de Medici: And the Protestant Reformation (European Queens) by Nancy Whitelaw
Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda
Catherine de Medici: The Power behind the French Throne (Signature Lives: Reformation Era) by Barbara A. Somervill
Catherine de Médicis by Ivan Cloulas
Catherine de' Medici by Hugh Ross Williamson
Catherine De' Medici by R. J. Knecht
Catherine de' Medici and the lost revolution by Ralph Roeder
The Chaplet of Pearls by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C. W. Gortner
Courtesan by Diane Haeger
The Courtesan by Susan CarrollCheney Sisters
Dark eminence: Catherine de Medici and her children by Marguerite Vance
The Dark Queen by Susan CarrollCheney Sisters
Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott
Daughter of Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridisconsort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589
Diane, Henri, Catherine. Le Triangle royal by André Castelot
Duchessina: A Novel of Catherine de' Medici (Young Royals) by Carolyn Meyer
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics by Sarah Gristwood
Elizabeth I by Anne Somerset
Elizabeth I by J. E. Neale
The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of the Society by A. L. Rowse
Famous Women by Pierre de Bourdeille Brantome
Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence by Hector Avalos
The First Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson
The Florentine woman by Hugh Ross Williamson
Die Frauen des Hauses Medici: Politik, Mäzenatentum, Rollenbilder (1512-1743) by Christina Strunck
Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood
Golden Age Ladies by Sylvia Barbara Soberton
Henry II: King of France 1547-1559 by Frederic J. Baumgartner
Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage by Stephen Budiansky
The Horizon book of the Elizabethan world by Lacey Baldwin Smithas Catherine de Medicis
The horoscope A romance of the reign of François II /The Black Tulip A Romance of Holland in 1672 by Alexandre Dumas
The Hostage Queen by Freda Lightfoot
The Huntress by Susan CarrollCheney Sisters
The Italian Woman by Jean Plaidy
The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne, from Rasputin to Rove by Kerwin Swint
The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
The Longest Night by Gregg Lewis
Madame Catherine by Irene Mahoney
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe by Stuart CarrollQueen of France
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Stefan Zweig
Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir
The Massacre (Doctor Who) by William Hartnell
The Master of all Desires by Judith Merkle Riley
Medici Mistress by Julia Watson
The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots: A Novel by Carolly Erickson1519-1589
Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire by Leslie Carroll
Les Pardaillans by Michel Zévaco
La Princesse de Montpensier by Madame de La Fayette
Queen Jeanne and the Promised Land: Dynasty, Homeland, Religion, and Violence in Sixteenth-Century France by David Bryson
Queen Jezebel by Jean Plaidy
Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas
Queen Mary's women : female relatives, servants, friends and enemies of Mary, Queen of Scots by Rosalind Kay Marshall
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart by John Guy
Queen's Ransom by Fiona BuckleyQueen of France
Queen, Empress, Concubine: Fifty Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheeba to Catherine The Great by Claudia Gold
Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett
Les reines de France au temps des Valois, t. 2: Les années sanglantes by Simone BertièreCaterina di Medici
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom by Nancy Goldstone
Royal Road to Fotheringhay by Jean Plaidy
The serpent and the moon : two rivals for the love of a Renaissance king by HRH Princess Michael of Kent
Society in crisis : France in the sixteenth century by J. H. M. Salmon
The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre: A Brief History with Documents by Barbara B. Diefendorf
The Stars Compel by Michaela Roessner
The Stars Dispose by Michaela Roessner
Twilight of a Queen by Susan Carroll
The Two Dianas by Alexandre Dumas
The Two Dianas (Volume 1) by Alexandre Dumas
The Valois: Kings of France 1328-1589 by Robert Knecht
What Great Infidels Have Done to Advance Civilization by Robert G. Ingersoll
Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired by Benson Bobrick
Wild Women in the Kitchen: 101 Rambunctious Recipes & 99 Tasty Tales by Nicole Alper
With the Heart of a King: Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown by Benton Rain Patterson
Women of Power: The Life and Times of Catherine De Medici by Mark Strage
Women of the Valois Court by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Women who ruled: A biographical encyclopedia by Guida M. Jackson-Laufer
Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons in Renaissance and Baroque Art by Annette Dixon

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Catherine de Medici (1519–1589), Queen Consort of France, is one of the most famous women of the Renaissance. She was the daughter of the wealthy Duke of Urbino, Lorenzo II de' Medici and Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne. A cousin of Pope Clement VII, he arranged her marriage at age 14 to Henri, the second son of King Francois I of France and Queen Claude. Henri II later became king in 1547. After her husband's death, Catherine served as regent for 3 of their sons in turn.

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