(From the publisher):
No longer humiliated and neglected, Catherine de' Medici, the Italian Woman, was free to seek revenge. Henry II of France was dead and she was Queen Regent.
Mother of Kings, her sons were tainted in mind and body: Sickly Francis, devoted to Mary, the lovely Queen of Scots; Charles, subjected to bouts of madness; Henry, handsome and perverted. For them she would scheme and kill.
As Catherine plotted to hold the balance of power between Catholic and Protestant, the word Italian became synonymous with Poisoner...
Original title: Italian Woman, the
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ The "royals"
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France