Two times a queen. Known through history as the notorious La Reine Margot. Not a bigot she saved many Protestants from slaughter. She spent her life living with sensual extravagance and reckless rebellion against the government. She was the last … Continue reading
Dull and pious. She worshiped her husband Henry III. Unable to have children she had chronic depression. After Henry was assassinated only wore white for mourning and her bedroom was painted black with silver tears covering the walls.
Momma’s boy and probably gay. Vacillated between doing drag and wearing too much jewelry to flailing himself bloody doing penance. Vigorously persecuted Protestants when it suited his purpose.
The wife and queen of Charles IX. Virtuous, beautiful and warm hearted. Devout in her piety to the point rigidity. She hated her Protestant subjects to the point where she would not allow them to kiss her hand when paying … Continue reading
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Thousands of Protestants were slaughtered by Catholics in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. Charles was sent into a tailspin of grief, hysteria and guilt afterwards. He accused everyone including his mother of plotting against him.
Married at 14, king at 15 and dead at 16, Francis did not live long enough to do much of anything. His wife was Mary, Queen of Scots and she towered above her short, sickly husband. He died of an … Continue reading
Catherine was married to Henry II and had to compete with his mistress Diane de Poitiers who ruled her lover. After ten years she finally produced a string of 10 children. Her secret motto was Hate and Wait. She lived … Continue reading
Sullen in his youth he blossomed as king and merrily killed as many Protestants as he did hunting deer. He died in a joust when a lance pierced through his eye to his brain.
Francis I was the first true renaissance monarch of France. His reign coincided with the Protestant reformation. His catholic paranoia led to increasingly violent persecution. Extravagant and sensual he left France richer in culture but economically weaker. He died of … Continue reading