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The Rival Queens The Riveting True Story Of Mother And Daughter Queens Catherine De Medici And Marguerite De Valois, Whose Wildly Divergent Personalities And Turbulent Relationship Changed The Shape Of Their Tempestuous And Dangerous Century.Set In Magnificent Renaissance France, This Is The Story Of Two Remarkable Women, A Mother And Daughter Driven Into Opposition By A Terrible Betrayal That Threatened To Destroy The Realm.Catherine De Medici Was A Ruthless Pragmatist And Powerbroker Who Dominated The Throne For Thirty Years Her Youngest Daughter Marguerite, The Glamorous Queen Margot, Was A Passionate Free Spirit, The Only Adversary Whom Her Mother Could Neither Intimidate Nor Control.When Catherine Forces The Catholic Marguerite To Marry Her Protestant Cousin Henry Of Navarre Against Her Will, And Then Uses Her Opulent Parisian Wedding As A Means Of Luring His Followers To Their Deaths, She Creates Not Only Savage Conflict Within France But Also A Potent Rival Within Her Own Family.Rich In Detail And Vivid Prose, Goldstone S Narrative Unfolds As A Thrilling Historical Epic Treacherous Court Politics, Poisonings, Inter National Espionage, And Adultery Form The Background To A Story That Includes Such Celebrated Figures As Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen Of Scots, And Nostradamus The Rival Queens Is A Dangerous Tale Of Love, Betrayal, Ambition, And The True Nature Of Courage, The Echoes Of Which Still Resonate.

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  • Hardcover
  • 434 pages
  • The Rival Queens
  • Nancy Goldstone
  • English
  • 06 May 2018
  • 0316409650

10 thoughts on “The Rival Queens


  1. says:

    I found this dual biography that sheds light on the fraught relationship between misused, determined power seeker Catherine de Medici and her equally misused,idealistic daughter Marguerite fascinating and its tone just right Rich with historical detail and compelling personalities, it s as engaging as a novel butsubstantial, and it s backed up by 24 pages of notes and an extensive bibliography.Taking place in France during the reign of Elizabeth I, the book helped expand my knowledg I found this dual biography that sheds light on the fraught relationship between misused, determined power seeker Catherine de Medici and her equally misused,idealistic daughter Marguerite fascinating and its tone just right Rich with ...


  2. says:

    Unarguably, Catherine de Medici was one of the most fascinating women to have lived She couldn t have stayed out of the history books even if she had tried Although lesser discussed, her daughter Marquerite de Valois, was also captivating in her own right Nancy Goldstone presents a dual biography of this mother daughter force in, The Rival Queens Catherine de Medici, Her Daughter Marquerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom Goldstone breaks The Rival Queens into three p Unarguably, Catherine de Medici was one of the most fascinating women to have lived She couldn t have stayed out of the history books even if she had trie...


  3. says:

    Writing for the general audience requires decisions that academic writers never need to make The scholar can report the facts but only reported facts would quickly lose a general readership Academic writers can present issues and controversies and build a logical interpretive case The general audience needs a condensed background and a wants a good story with the settled facts Academics don t often deal in personality, and the general reader wants to know and relate to the characters.This is Writing for th...


  4. says:

    This is an enjoyable non fiction read that is written much like a novel in it s chronological portrayal and description of encounters between the characters Characters who in this story were actually living, breathing people who did in fact behave just as scandalously as the story suggests A real life soap opera how fascinating Catherine de Medici is perhaps most famously known for her involvement in what is known as the St Bartholomew s Day Massacre, where thousands of Huguenots French p This is an enjoyable non fiction read that is written much like a novel in it s chronological portrayal and description of encounters between the characters Characters who in this story were actually living, breathing people who did in fact behave just as scandalously as the story suggests A real life soap opera how fascinating Catherine de Medici is perhaps most famously known for her involvement in ...


  5. says:

    This is another non fiction book that follows the bad advice to start in the middle of the action and then explain how things got there In this case, that means beginning with the St Bartholemew s Day massacre For either fiction or non fiction I do not want to read about things happening to people when I don t have any reason to care about the people yet This is a fascinating book, well written and engaging, and good at explaining what s going on She does a good job of picking her way throug This is another non fiction book that follows the bad advice to start in the middle of the action and then explain how things got there In this case, that means beginning with the St Bartholemew s Day massacre For either fiction or non fiction I do not want to read about things happening to people when I don t have any reason to care about the people yet This is a fascinating book, well written and engaging, and good at explaining what s going on She does a good job of picking her way through the mine...


  6. says:

    AUDIO 182018 Reading Challenge set in a country that interests meLike sand through the hourglass, so are the days of sixteenth century FranceBloodlust ruled there were few level heads.Not much new territory w...


  7. says:

    This was a difficult read for me It s nearly a 5 star blow by blow detail for Marguerite de Valois Queen Margot entire life The French houses district locations coupled with the alliances and intermarriages between nobility that are already blood related by some degree So convoluted Despite being difficult to follow three Henry s in key positions Nancy Goldstone did a great job with pages and pages of references and footnotes that truly helped You needed them to follow all these cabal This was a difficult read for me It s nearly a 5 star blow by blow detail for Marguerite de Valois Queen Margot entire life The French houses district locations coupled with the alliances and intermarriages between nobility that are already blood related by some degree So convoluted Despite being difficult to follow three Henry s in key positions Nancy Goldstone did a great job with pages and pages of references and footnotes that truly helped You needed them to follow all these cabals Or the quick deaths Life was usually much shorter than even 3 centuries later Highest born being no exception to sickness or violence Plus the Reformation factor with the Civil War repercussions And having read numerous Catherine de Medici renderings before this I can only say that Marguerite absolutely had to have been a savvy diplomat with slyness and forgiveness in equal measures for her to have lived to 61.The French court was so corrupt during all these years and reigns that I...


  8. says:

    This was a fantastic read


  9. says:

    Dual biographies of two French royals of the late 17th century Marguerite of Valois Margot wife and queen of Henry of Navarre and of Catherine de Medici, wife and queen of Henri II, Margot s mother A manipulating pragmatist all her life, Catherine engineered the unwanted marriage between Margot a Catholic and Henry a Huguenot , ostensibly as a peace making measure The book was very comprehensive, and drawn heavily from Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois and statements of other envoys and Dual biographies of two French royals of the late 17th century Marguerite of Valois Margot wife and queen of Henry of Navarre and of Catherine de Medici, wife and queen of Henri II, Margot s mother A manipulating pragmatist all her life, Catherine engineered the unwanted marriage between Margot a Catholic and Henry a Huguenot , ostensibly as a peace making measure The book was very comprehensive, and drawn heavily from Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois and statements of other envoys and ambassadors We follow the lives of these two women the power hungry, odious Catherine, trying to influence events to her advantage and the pawn Margot and French history of that period As the author put it in her summation Margot refused to accept this submissive role and attained a measure of independence and influence for herself She certainly tried t...


  10. says:

    Nancy Goldstone is extremely adept at the art of presenting historical events without becoming either repititious or plodding This book is set in 16th Century France during the Renaissance Court politics, loyalties, traitors, murder, faithit s all here At the beginning of the novel you will meet Marguerite de Valois who is marrying Henry de Bourbon The problem is the Marguerite is an extremely devout Catholic an...

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