The Rise and Catastrophic Fall of Marie De Medici

Marie De Medici

France was a country torn apart by years of religious and civil wars when Marie de Medici married King Henri IV in 1600. It was one of the unhappiest royal marriages of all time. Desperate for power, she watched from behind the scenes for years while her husband tried to control a country that was intent on destroying itself from within – she watched, and waited for her moment to strike. After 10 years of marriage, she was finally crowned Queen of France in her own right.

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