Elisabeth of Valois (with Leah Redmond Chang, author of Young Queens: Three Renaissance Women and the Price of Power)

As part of the Mary, Queen of Scots series today we’re talking about Mary’s sister-in-law, Elisabeth of Valois. Our guest is Leah Redmond Chang, whose biography of Elisabeth, Catherine de’Medici, and Mary, Queen of Scots has just been published.

Young Queens: Three Renaissance Queens and the Price of Power follows the intertwined stories of the three women from girlhood through young adulthood, painting a picture of a world in which a woman could wield power at the highest level yet remain at the mercy of the state, her body serving as the currency of empire and dynasty, sacrificed to the will of husband, family, kingdom.

Learn more about Leah and her book at leahredmondchang.com

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