Catherine de Medici

Standard Name: Medici, Catherine de


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Literary responses Camilla Crosland
The Athenæum deemed that this book could be placed safely in the hands of young women.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1375 (1854): 278
The reviewer for the Morning Advertiser called it [o]ne of those works about women which a...
Textual Features Henrietta Euphemia Tindal
HET hoped in this volume to have spoken in the language of truth and nature to the hearts
Tindal, Henrietta Euphemia. Lines and Leaves. Chapman and Hall.
of her readers. Many pieces treat spiritual or scriptural subjects, including the admiring St Mary Magdalene...
Textual Features Anne Dowriche
Randall Martin notes how Dowriche's use of Gentillet/Patrick brings her work into the anti-Machiavel tradition. Her Machiavel is a female one: Catherine de Medici (which was not unusual). Her Catherine speaks in gendered terms when...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
JP published under this name the first historical novel in her trilogy on Catherine de Medici (queen consort of Henri II, King of France ): Madame Serpent.
Sturch, Elizabeth. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Madame Serpent</span> by Jean Plaidy”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 2586, p. 529.
Textual Production Ellen Wood
EW , then Ellen Price , began writing in childhood with compositions that included poetic lives of Lady Jane Grey and Catherine de Medici . None of these early works survive.
Voller, Jack. “The Ellen Wood (Mrs Henry Wood) Website”. The Literary Gothic: Wood, Ellen Price (Mrs. Henry).
Textual Production Louisa Stuart Costello
LSC published a historical novel, The Queen 's Poisoner; or, France in the Sixteenth Century: A Romance.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
708 (1841): 404
Textual Production Elizabeth Montagu
EM entertained the idea of writing about Elizabeth I : perhaps a comparison between her and Catherine de Medici . She had long taken an interest in Elizabeth as a masculine woman exercising power: had...


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