Monday, June 6, 2016

Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France
Leonie Frieda
Call Number
DC119.8 .F74 2003b
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
I was inspired to read this after binge-watching "Reign" on TV. It is always entertaining to see just how far a writer will go in adapting history. This book gave proof to the great dimensions of dramatic license. As an historical read, it was just a bit tedious as the detail is quite extensive - both  worthy and overdone at the same time. It is readable and includes some lovely images as well, but does seem to drag a bit at times. Obviously well researched, I did enjoy it overall. And King Henri did get a lance in the eye. What luck!
Submitted By
Judy Richonne
Department or Major
War & Society
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