Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

by Leonie Frieda


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061563096
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 254,537
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Leonie Frieda is the author of a bestselling biography of Catherine de Medici and The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Maps xi

Genealogical Tables xvii

List of Principal Characters xxvii

List of Monarchs of France xxxi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Prophecy Fulfilled 7

Chapter 2 A Game of Thrones 21

Chapter 3 'The King Never Dies' 39

Chapter 4 Swimming in French Blood 53

Chapter 5 A Good and Honest Man 71

Chapter 6 A New King of France 83

Chapter 7 The End of Ambition 99

Chapter 8 The Field of the Cloth of Gold 111

Chapter 9 Consequences 123

Chapter 10 The Enemy Within 140

Chapter 11 Nothing Remains Save Honour 160

Chapter 12 The King Without a Country 172

Chapter 13 A King Restored 186

Chapter 14 A Reversal of Fortune 198

Chapter 15 Violent Beginnings and Peaceful Ends 211

Chapter 16 A Trio of Marriages 227

Chapter 17 Allies of Necessity 241

Chapter 18 Friendships Old and New 254

Chapter 19 God Governs the Hearts of Men 268

Chapter 20 'In Spite of These Wretched Backbiters' 282

Chapter 21 Salvation and Redemption 296

Chapter 22 'Tears and Continual Lamentations' 307

Epilogue 319

Notes 323

Bibliography 329

Acknowledgements 337

Index 339

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