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The Serpent and the Moon Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King

Kent, Princess Michael of

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ISBN 10: 0743251040 / ISBN 13: 9780743251044
Published by Touchstone, New York, NY, 2004
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Fine in a fine DJ; Signed twice by the author, once on her bookplate, which is attached to a leaf with the publisher's logo and a second time on the title page, in both cases the signature is as Maria Christina [Baroness Marie Christina von Rebnitz]. Story of King Henri II of France who was devoted to Diane de Poitiers and later married Catherine de Medici. ; 1.1 x 8.98 x 6.3 Inches; 432 p.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 33017

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Title: The Serpent and the Moon Two Rivals for the ...

Publisher: Touchstone, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover; First Printing

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Henri was bartered in marriage to Catherine de Medici, an unattractive commoner and despised foreigner who stood miserable by as Henri became Dauphin and later King, all the while growing more devoted to his famously beautiful mistress. Together Henri and Diane ruled France as one, their intertwined monograms appearing on everything from official proclamations to palace doorknobs. Only Henri's accidental death at the age of forty-tow ended his love for Diane - and Catherine's all consuming envy of her rival. Princess Michael of Kent, herself a descendent of both Catherine and Diane, imbues this seldom-told story with exquisite detail and an insiders grasp of royal politics. THE SERPENT AND THE MOON is a fascinating love story as well as a richly woven history of an extraordinary time.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent is the author of two previous books, Crowned in a Far Country: Portraits of Eight Royal Brides and Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours. For more than ten years, the Princess has pursued a successful career lecturing on historical topics. She lives with her husband, Prince Michael of Kent, in Kensington Palace in London and in their seventeenth-century manor house in Gloucestershire, England.

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