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Title:
Francis I : the maker of modern France
Author:
Frieda, Leonie, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xxx, 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Summary:
Catherine de Medici's father-in-law, King Francis of France, was the perfect Renaissance knight, the movement's exemplar and its Gallic interpreter. An aesthete, diplomat par excellence, and contemporary of Machiavelli, Francis was the founder of modern France, whose sheer force of will and personality molded his kingdom into the first European superpower. Arguably the man who introduced the Renaissance to France, Francis was also the prototype Frenchman--a national identity was modeled on his character. So great was his stamp, that few countries even now are quite so robustly patriotic as is France.
Language:
English
Contents:
A prophecy fulfilled -- A game of thrones -- "The King never dies" -- Swimming in French blood -- A good and honest man -- A new King of France -- The end of ambition -- The field of the cloth of gold -- Consequences -- The enemy within -- Nothing remains save honour -- The King without a country -- A King restored -- A reversal of fortune -- Violent beginnings and peaceful ends -- A trio of marriages -- Allies of necessity -- Friendships old and new -- God governs the hearts of men -- "In spite of these wretched backbiters" -- Salvation and redemption -- "Tears and continual lamentations" -- Epilogue.
ISBN:
9780061563096
Format :
Book