Now at last three Legendary Women of World History biographies in a single boxed set volume. Begin your journey through time with Catherine de Valois, the French princess whose courage in the face of her father's mental illness and Henry V's war with France changed history forever. Then follow two of Catherine’s direct descendants, Queen Mary Stuart and Queen Elizabeth Tudor, as they struggle against powerful forces determined to take their lives and their thrones. Politics, religion, and romance are on a collision course in these powerful biographies of three of the most legendary women of the Renaissance.
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As Montjoie stepped aside to take his traditional place one pace behind the queen, King Henry emerged into the room, his eyes immediately fixing themselves on the beautiful Catherine in her embroidered cotehardie and fur-edged side-less surcoat, the royal fleur-de-lys glistening in gold thread on her gown. For a moment, Henry found himself so moved by Catherine’s beauty that he could not speak. Finally after two minutes, the king took a chivalrous bow, “Good ladies, we meet at last!”
Coolly, Catherine curtsied politely, “Your Majesty.”
Henry, normally so confident and proud stammered, “Y-y-you are more beautiful than I ever dreamed! Truly a vision of all that flowers in France!”
“If you value the beauty of the flowers of France, perhaps you should not have killed so many along the way,” countered Catherine, her rage flaming from her eyes.
Chided, Henry turned to Queen Isabeau, “Your Majesty, you permit your daughter to speak to me like this?”
“Catherine speaks her mind. In that, she is quite her mother’s daughter – and a Bavarian,” smirked Isabeau proudly. “That you slaughtered our people, we concede. That we wish to end this war, we fully declare. But do not think you can force the mind and heart of my daughter in any matter. Though you may, through the brutality that brings us here together, compel a measure of outward obedience, if it is affection of the mind or heart you desire, it would serve you best to put aside all savage warrior ways and behave yourself like a gentleman.”
Some communications difficulties, but everything worked out fine.
Already translated. Translated by Laura Lucardini