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By D. J. Peters (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0080120911

ISBN-13: 9780080120911

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C H A P T E R 5 France from Charles VIII to the Rise of Catherine de' Medici CHARLES V CHARLES V I ι CHARLES V I I Louis O F O R L É A N S I I Louis X I CHARLES OF ORLÉANS CHARLES V I I I = J E A N N E ( 1 ) = L O U I S X I I = (2) A N N E A N N E OF BRITTANY (divorced) OF BRITTANY CHARLES O F ANGOULÊME ι C L A U D E = F R A N GIS I 1515-47 HENRY 11 = CATHERINE DE' MEDICI L O U I S X I , after a four years' illness, died in 1483. His son, Charles V I I I , came to the throne as a 13-year-old, and, for the next nine years, was the puppet o f his sister, A n n e o f Beaujeu, a practical politician like the late K i n g Louis.

J. H . M . S A L M O N . History Today, V o l . 8, N o . 5 , p. 2 9 5 ( M a y 1 9 5 8 ) . The Century of the Renaissance. L . B A T T I F O L (translated by E . F. B U C K L E Y ) . Heinemann, 1916. The New Cambridge Modern History, V o l . I : The Renaissance ( 1 9 5 7 ) . Chapter I I I , by Hans Baron—Fifteenth Century Civilisation and the Renaissance. Chapter X , by R . Doucet. France under Charles V I I I and Louis X I I . V o l . I I : The Reformation (1958). Chapter X I , by F. C . Spooner—The Hapsburg-Valois Struggle.

She found political allies where she could—either among the Guises or with Montmorency—but she always knew h o w to control her obstinate royal lover. She was violently anti-Protestant. She took what money and property she could, including that confiscated from Protestants, or from M a d a m e d'Etampes, or even money from the royal treasury. She virtually stole the château o f Ghenonceaux from its owner. She was always on the watch for shifts in the balance o f power between the rival parties at court.

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