No discussion of Mary Queen of Scots is complete without talking about her one time mother-in-law, Catherine de’Medici. In part one, we set the stage for Catherine’s long life of relentless scheming. Also, I learn how to correctly pronounce her name! Plus: discussion of her husband’s maybe wonky dick. And, how she, her husb, and his mistress were not really a Diana/Charles/Camilla scenario. Plus: Popes!
Blood, Fire & Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I & Catherine de’Medici by Estelle Paranque
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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Here’s a link to Lana Wood Johnson’s two YA novels: Books by Lana Wood Johnson
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