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Francis I was inconstant, amorous, hotheaded, and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king ever to rule France. This is his story.Leonie Frieda, the author of the bestselling Catherine de Medici, tells the extraordinary tale of King Francis of France, Catherine de Medici's father-in-law and the man who turned France into a great nation. Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king. A man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilized behavior throughout France and Europe, he was also a courageous and heroic warrior, a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat, and an energetic ruler who transformed his country into a force to be reckoned with.But he was also capricious, vain, and arrogant, taking hugely unnecessary risks, at least one of which nearly resulted in the end of his kingdom. His great feud with his nemesis Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, defined European diplomacy and sovereignty, but his notorious alliance with the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman threatened to destroy everything.With access to never-before-seen private archives, Leonie Frieda delivers a comprehensive and sympathetic account that explores the life of the man who was the most human of all the Renaissance monarchs?and the most enigmatic.

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  • Sprog:
  • Engelsk
  • ISBN:
  • 9780061563119
  • Indbinding:
  • Paperback
  • Sideantal:
  • 384
  • Udgivet:
  • 26. Marts 2019
  • Størrelse:
  • 135x23x203 mm.
  • Vægt:
  • 272 g.
  • 2-3 uger.
  • 11. Juni 2024
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Francis I was inconstant, amorous, hotheaded, and flawed. Yet he was also arguably the most significant king ever to rule France. This is his story.Leonie Frieda, the author of the bestselling Catherine de Medici, tells the extraordinary tale of King Francis of France, Catherine de Medici's father-in-law and the man who turned France into a great nation. Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king. A man who was the exemplar of courtly and civilized behavior throughout France and Europe, he was also a courageous and heroic warrior, a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat, and an energetic ruler who transformed his country into a force to be reckoned with.But he was also capricious, vain, and arrogant, taking hugely unnecessary risks, at least one of which nearly resulted in the end of his kingdom. His great feud with his nemesis Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, defined European diplomacy and sovereignty, but his notorious alliance with the great Ottoman ruler Suleiman threatened to destroy everything.With access to never-before-seen private archives, Leonie Frieda delivers a comprehensive and sympathetic account that explores the life of the man who was the most human of all the Renaissance monarchs?and the most enigmatic.

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