5: Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre (aka Queen Margot)

Marguerite de Valois (1553 – 1615) was a French princess whose life was truly non-stop scandiliciousness. Poison gloves! Two assassinations! Scandalous memoirs! A fanatic monk! Carrying around the decapitated head of ones lover! A man named Bussy d’Amboise!

Recommend history viewing: La Reine Margot / Queen Margot (1994) 

Recommended history reading: The Rival Queens: Catherine de’Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom by Nancy Goldstone

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