Madame Serpent: A Catherine de' Medici Novel (Catherine De' Medici Trilogy)

Madame Serpent: A Catherine de' Medici Novel (Catherine De' Medici Trilogy)

Jean Plaidy


Back in print after greater than 20 years and for the 1st time in e-book, Madame Serpent, the first novel in Jean Plaidy's vintage Catherine de Medici trilogy, introduces readers to the younger de Medici princess.

Fourteen-year-old Catherine de’ Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry, Duke of Orleans, moment son of the King of France. The brokenhearted Catherine has left her real love in Italy, compelled into buying and selling her destiny happiness for marriage into the French royal relations.

Amid the glittering fêtes and banquets of the main immoral courtroom in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride turns into a passionate yet undesirable spouse. Humiliated and unloved, Catherine spies on Henry and his lover, the notorious Diane de Poitiers. Tortured by way of what she sees, Catherine turns into fed on through a ruthless ambition destined to make her the main despised girl in France: the dream that sooner or later the French crown might be worn via a Medici inheritor. . . .

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