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  • Title: Queen Jezebel
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780099493198
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • The ageing Catherine de Medici has arranged the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to the uncouth Huguenot King Henry of Navarre Margot, still desperately in love with Henry de Guise, refuses to utter her vows But even Catherine is unable to anticipate the carnage that this unholy union is to bring aboutIn the midst of an August heatwave, tensions runThe ageing Catherine de Medici has arranged the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to the uncouth Huguenot King Henry of Navarre Margot, still desperately in love with Henry de Guise, refuses to utter her vows But even Catherine is unable to anticipate the carnage that this unholy union is to bring aboutIn the midst of an August heatwave, tensions run high between the Catholic Parisians and the Huguenot wedding guests Margot s marriage to Henry has not resulted in the peace that King Francis longed for Realising her weakening power over her sickly son, Catherine sets about persuading Francis of a Huguenot plot against his life Overcome by fear, he agrees to a massacre that will rid France of its pestilential Huguenots for ever And so the carnival of butchery begins, marking years of terror and upheaval that will end in the demise of kings, and finally expose Catherine s lifetime of depraved scheming
    Queen Jezebel The ageing Catherine de Medici has arranged the marriage of her beautiful Catholic daughter Margot to the uncouth Huguenot King Henry of Navarre Margot still desperately in love with Henry de Guise

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    1. The last in the Catherine de Medici trilogy, it discusses the last year s of her life The first third to half is a study of the wholesale murder of the Huguenots on St Bartholomew s Eve Then it flows into the perverse reign of Henri III Catherine is a constant controlling presence, pressuring him into action The last third of the book covers The War of the Henris the battle between Henri of Navarre, Henri III, and Henri of Guise for France s thrown, and for two, their lives At this point Catheri [...]

    2. I always think that read about history is fascinating It always makes me wonder, how is possible to humans, searching for power and wealth, do whatever they want, not caring if their acts will bring suffering for people And history is, almost all the time, about that One wanting power than another, one thinking that his her believes are true and the other, not It s so crazy and so sad And i read about St Bartholomew s Day massacre, i think that it was an abominable act Catherine de Medici did [...]

    3. Esta novela es de las mejores que he le do, Catalina de M dicis intenta frenar la tensi n ente cat licos y hugonotes casando a Margot con Enrique de Borb n y Margot acepta al ver como Enrique de Guisa se cas con otra mujer por presi n de su familia, con lo que comienza su fama de mujer hermosa y licenciosa aunque instruida, gran amiga de poetas y artistas Sin embargo pasar n a la historia como las bodas de sangre al iniciar espantosos d as de asesinatos entre civiles, con la nica excusa de las d [...]

    4. Queen Jezebel is the final installment of the Catherine de Medici trilogy, which focuses on the final years of her life The novel starts with Catherine s youngest daughters wedding Margot aware of her own beauty is forced into a marriage with Henry of Navarre, which is not a suitable mach due to their differences in religion and Margot s love for the handsome Henry de Guise Catherine who has bigger problems she is losing control over her son Charles the King, therefore it will take all of her pl [...]

    5. Like Book Two in the Catherine de Medici trilogy, this final instalment features many characters and follows events in their lives Thus, in a sense it s better to have variation, but I still prefer Book One Madame Serpent for its limited yet engrossing themes Catherine is even less to the fore in this third novel than in the previous one She s like the central character, rather than the main one Catherine only cares for her third oldest son, who becomes France s Henry III The rest of her ch [...]

    6. Catherine De Medici is er een koningin ooit meer gehaat de geschiedenisboeken in gegaan Dit was mijn eerste boek dat ik over haar las Het begint op het moment dat haar tweede zoon Charles op de Franse troon zit Charles is echter geestesziek en neemt advies aan van Hugenoten Catherine s macht op hem neemt af en ze hoopt alleen maar dat ze snel haar geliefde zoon Henry kan kronen Ondertussen regelt ze het huwelijk tussen haar katholieke dochter Margot en Henry, de protestantse koning van Navarre D [...]

    7. 3.5 starsThis is the third book in Jean Plaidy s series on Catherine de Medici At the start of this one, her third son, Charles is the King of France, and her daughter Margot is getting married to Henry, the King of Navarre, against her wishes.I m not sure I liked this one as much as the first two, but it got interesting as I got further into it It s also difficult with these royal families and keeping straight who everyone is and I tend to go months or years between books in a series, so I nee [...]

    8. This was the best book of the trilogy There was a lot of action and drama which the first two books especially the first one lacked The book ends with the death of Catherine de Medici I don t consider this a spoiler a trilogy written about one historical person will probably end with the death of that person , but that kind of leaves certain events unresolved, so I ve jumped straight into Evergreen Gallant about Henri of Navarre There is some overlap between the trilogy and the Navarre book, but [...]

    9. The brilliant future that Catherine de Medici envisioned for her favorite son is about to collapse A pampered fop, he is unable to rule the country he fought to gain control of for so long He is under the control of his favorites and they are bent on destroying the country to gain what they want, power and wealth.Catherine is unable to stop her son, as her illness progresses and age catches up with her She does what she can to even out the power distribution in the country, but all factions seem [...]

    10. I haven t even read the other two books in this trilogy, but I think this book stands alone as a good read I thought that Plaidy really had a feel for the period and the people involved, especially Catherine herself described so effectively she genuinely gave me the creeps.Queen Jezebel has completely changed my outlook on French history as a whole, and now I want to learn about Catherine and her family Written back in the 50 s, I don t think this book has aged at all, and manages to remain a s [...]

    11. Maybe I should have read the first two installments of the trilogy, but the story felt stilted and rather boring.I like historical novels when the author succeeds in bringing the characters and period alive.However, in this case, by moments, it felt that certain turns of phrase came straight out of a dry biographyAnother thing I found difficult was judging how much time elapses between the different happenings and chapters.What a difference with Tne King s General by Daphbe Du Maurier such stron [...]

    12. I ve always enjoyed reading Jean Plaidy s novels This one was no exception I do have to say that the history of France is less appealing to me than that of England but I did enjoy this take on Catherine d Medici I think if you read only this novel and not the other two in the trilogy, especially the first one, you would find her to be a very cold and terrifying woman But by putting her whole story together she makes you not so muvh like her but you certainly do pity her.

    13. Wonderful the story about Catherine de Medici who was the wife of Henry 2 of France and her sons ruled after him After Frances 2, then Charles 9th, then Henry 3rd Henry 3rd was gay and surrounded by pretty men He spent lots of money on clothes and parties He was hated The duke of Guise was the most popular opponent and was the prince of Paris Henry 3rd had Henry of guise assassinated.I want to read books about the french kings that followed Henry 3rd.

    14. This read much like a novel than a historical book, which I m sure was the author s intent I wasn t thrilled with the book but it did spark my interest in reading about Catherine de Medici What an evil, meddling person according to this book The interwoven and cruel history of European royals never ceases to amaze me

    15. I couldn t finish it It was stilted and boring I read the old version perhaps the reissue has been updated, but as it stands I wouldn t recommend it.

    16. I have just finished the last in Jean Plaidy s trilogy on Catherine de Medici Very insightful books and extremely well written Enjoyed them very much

    17. History is a funny thing, it repeats itself no matter what We may not have the Royals but we do have overpaid and useless government officials.

    18. I ve been a long time fan of Jean Plaidy Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr, et al This one was a slow starter, but once I got into it, it was fascinating.

    19. Catherine goes from being a misunderstood woman wronged wife to a vicious, conniving, power hungry queen This book indeed portrays her as a Jezebel

    20. well written novel about a nasty piece of work One of history s truly evil rulers Really don t buy the attempt to make Catherine D Medici sympathetic.

    21. Jean Plaidy is just always a good idea But now I want to take Modern Europe I in the springmissing my Euro fill

    22. I love Jean Plaidy and have read so many of her books I was really looking forward to this book coming out but was sadly disappointed The read was slow and I couldn t wait to be done with it.

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