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  • Eminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France | Jean-Vincent Blanchard

    Eminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jean-Vincent Blanchard
    • Narrated By Mary Kane
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    Chief minister to King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu was the architect of a new France in the 17th century, and the force behind the nation's rise as a European power. Among the first statesmen to clearly understand the necessity of a balance of powers, he was one of the early realist politicians, practicing in the wake of Niccol Machiavelli. Truly larger than life, he has captured the imagination of generations, both through his own story and through his portrayal as a ruthless political mastermind in Alexandre Dumas's classic The Three Musketeers.

    pete k says: "Great story boringly told"
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