Secret History of the French Court Under Richelieu and Mazarin: Or, Life and Times of Madame De Chevreuse (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Secret History of the French Court Under Richelieu and Mazarin: Or, Life and Times of Madame De Chevreuse

Madame Chevreuse coped with Richelieu in the adroit political intrigues which marked the close of the reign of Louis XIII. And excited the admiration of all Europe and in Cardinal Mazarin's memorable struggle at the beginning of his ministry and of the regency against the Importants (those predeces sors of the he encountered no more powerful adversary or none who gave him more anxiety than she. The author in his romantic memoir only rapidly sketches the early and the later life of his sub ject, dwelling most upon her career as an actress in the great drama of 1643 and his work was intended to be not so much the story of one of the most brilliant female politicians that France has ever produced, as a revelation of the secret history of the French Court under Richelieu and Mazarin.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Victor Cousin

Hardback

Published Date - August 25 2019

ISBN - 9780265687604

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm

Page Count - 180

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