X

Sign Up




READARA
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

Overall Rating

NA

Reviews

NA

The Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, And The Betrayal That Ignited A Kingdom

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and dangerous century.



Set in magnificent Renaissance France, this is the story of two remarkable women, a mother and daughter driven into opposition by a terrible betrayal that threatened to destroy the realm.

Catherine de' Medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control.



When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre against her will, and then uses her opulent Parisian wedding as a means of luring his followers to their deaths, she creates not only savage conflict within France but also a potent rival within her own family.



Rich in detail and vivid prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as a thrilling historical epic. Treacherous court politics, poisonings, inter-national espionage, and adultery form the background to a story that includes such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nostradamus. The Rival Queens is a dangerous tale of love, betrayal, ambition, and the true nature of courage, the echoes of which still resonate.

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company

No image

Nancy Goldstone

No of Pages
448
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
ISBN-13
9780316409650
Awards
None
Book Format
Hardcover
Published Date
Jun 23, 2015

Circles

Not in any circle

Book Journey

Reviews [0]

Likes [0]

Recommends [0]

Bookshelf [0]

Table of Contents

No data Found

About Nancy Goldstone

No data Found

Other Books by Author

other books by authors
Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
Author :
Nancy Goldstone
Publisher :
Penguin Books
Published Date :
Feb 26, 2008
No of Pages :
368
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other books by authors
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom
Author :
Nancy Goldstone
Publisher :
Back Bay Books
Published Date :
Apr 19, 2016
No of Pages :
448
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other books by authors
The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
Author :
Nancy Goldstone
Publisher :
Walker Books
Published Date :
Oct 27, 2009
No of Pages :
384
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty

More Royalty Related Books

other Related books
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
Author :
Dan Jones
Publisher :
Viking
Published Date :
Oct 14, 2014
No of Pages :
416
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Author :
Robert K. Massie
Publisher :
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Published Date :
Sep 18, 2012
No of Pages :
672
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Author :
Helen Rappaport
Publisher :
St. Martin's Press
Published Date :
Jun 3, 2014
No of Pages :
512
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret
Author :
Catherine Bailey
Publisher :
Penguin Books
Published Date :
Dec 31, 2013
No of Pages :
512
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Author :
Alison Weir
Publisher :
Grove Press
Published Date :
Jan 10, 1991
No of Pages :
656
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
Isabella: The Warrior Queen
Author :
Kirstin Downey
Publisher :
Nan A. Talese
Published Date :
Oct 28, 2014
No of Pages :
544
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab
Author :
Jean Sasson
Publisher :
Windsor-Brooke Books, LLC
Published Date :
Jan 1, 2010
No of Pages :
304
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom
The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom
Author :
Nancy Goldstone
Publisher :
Little, Brown and Company
Published Date :
Jun 23, 2015
No of Pages :
448
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain
A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain
Author :
Marc Morris
Publisher :
Pegasus
Published Date :
Mar 15, 2015
No of Pages :
480
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome
Author :
Adrian Goldsworthy
Publisher :
Yale University Press
Published Date :
Aug 26, 2014
No of Pages :
624
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Victoria: A Life
Victoria: A Life
Author :
A. N. Wilson
Publisher :
Penguin Press
Published Date :
Oct 23, 2014
No of Pages :
656
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
Author :
Dan Jones
Publisher :
Viking
Published Date :
Apr 18, 2013
No of Pages :
560
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
King John: And the Road to Magna Carta
King John: And the Road to Magna Carta
Author :
Stephen Church
Publisher :
Basic Books
Published Date :
Apr 7, 2015
No of Pages :
328
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Author :
Jung Chang
Publisher :
Anchor
Published Date :
Sep 9, 2014
No of Pages :
464
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Author :
Kara Cooney
Publisher :
Crown
Published Date :
Oct 14, 2014
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
Author :
Stacy Schiff
Publisher :
Back Bay Books
Published Date :
Sep 6, 2011
No of Pages :
432
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
Author :
Alison Weir
Publisher :
Ballantine Books
Published Date :
Nov 30, -1
No of Pages :
560
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn
The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn
Author :
Eric Ives
Publisher :
Wiley-Blackwell
Published Date :
Jul 22, 2005
No of Pages :
480
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Children of Henry VIII
The Children of Henry VIII
Author :
Alison Weir
Publisher :
Ballantine Books
Published Date :
Jul 8, 1997
No of Pages :
416
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
other Related books
The Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses
Author :
Alison Weir
Publisher :
Ballantine Books
Published Date :
Jun 25, 1996
No of Pages :
496
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Royalty
+

Editorial Reviews

No Editorial Reviews Available

Community Reviews

No Community Reviews Available

Press Releases

No Press Release found

Testimonials

No Data available

Market Place