Marie de Medici, Queen of France

Standard Name: Marie de Medici,, Queen of France


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Literary Setting Eliza Parsons
Each of the three volumes has a different quotation on its title-page: the last is Shakespeare 's defiant Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky, maintaining that harsh weather is mild compared with human injustice.
Parsons, Eliza. An Old Friend with a New Face. T. N. Longman, 1797.
3: title-page
Textual Features Catherine Gore
The plot revolves around the marriage of Henri IV; the Marchioness of Verneuil (played by Ellen Tree )
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, 1999, pp. 1 - 34.
is the stronger and more wily of the two French sisters whom he does not choose...
Textual Features Catherine Gore
In this unusual book CG seems to stand mid-way between Coventry in Pompey, 1752 (using her canine protagonist for intimate satire on the chiefly female upper classes), and Virginia Woolf in Flush, 1933...
Textual Production Julia Pardoe
In The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France, a biography that reads like a historical novel, JP aimed to counter the current, highly critical, arguably antifeminist opinion of this powerful queen.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1285 (1852): 645-6


The assassination of Henri IV of France left his widow, Marie de Medici , ruling as Regent for her young son, Louis XIII .