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    • Francis I

    • The Maker of Modern France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Catherine de Medici's father-in-law, King Francis of France, was the perfect Renaissance knight, the movement's exemplar and its Gallic interpreter. An aesthete, diplomat par excellence, and contemporary of Machiavelli, Francis was the founder of modern France, whose sheer force of will and personality molded his kingdom into the first European superpower. Arguably the man who introduced the Renaissance to France, Francis was also the prototype Frenchman - a national identity was modeled on his character.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Catherine De Medici

    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding performance of an excellent book

    • By Die Falknerin on 05-24-11

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Francis I

    • The Maker of Modern France
    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Francis I (1494-1547) was inconstant, amorous, hotheaded and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king that France ever had. This is his story. A contemporary of Henry VIII of England, Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king, a man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilised behaviour throughout Europe. A courageous and heroic warrior, he was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat and an energetic ruler who turned his country into a force to be reckoned with.

    Regular price: $21.31