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Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois

Marguerite de Valois, Queen of France and Navarre

Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois

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Published by Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature in Paris, France .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from the first printed text Paris 1628 [by] Liselotte Dieckmann.
SeriesBiblio 17 -- 18
ContributionsDieckmann, Liselotte.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22609291M

Thus I might say that all prior to the commencement of these Memoirs was the barrenness of my infancy, when we can only be said to vegetate like plants, or live, like brutes, according to instinct, and not as human creatures, guided by reason. A virgin, an Amazon, had been raised up as a deliverer for France, and would soon be on them, armed with mysterious powers. There were, in the same room, playing and diverting themselves, the Prince de Joinville, since the great and unfortunate Duc de Guise, and the Marquis de Beaupreau, son of the Prince de la Roche-sur-Yon, who died in his fourteenth year, and by whose death his country lost a youth of most promising talents. In June her brother Francis died and she missed her most valuable ally.

A journey from Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois book, made with such precipitation, was not unattended with accidents and some inconveniences, of a nature to occasion much mirth and laughter. He pretended the sincerest regard for De Guise, and, to make him believe it, would take frequent opportunities of embracing him, crying out at the same time, "would to God you were my brother! It is then that Margaret fell in love with the grand equerry of her brother, Jacques de Harlaylord of Champvallon. Kannitzer and J. Their whole discourse, during the night, was upon what had happened to the Admiral, and they all came to a resolution of the next day demanding justice of the King against M. I need not tell you he did not find me there; however, knowing the King's intention, he, to favour it, said loud enough for the King my husband to hear him: "The birds have been there, but they are now flown.

He began with observing to her that I was grown very handsome, and that M. Many have held that God has great personages more immediately under his protection, and that minds of superior excellence have bestowed on them a good genius, or secret intelligencer, to apprise them of good, or warn them against evil. Her sterility was proven, but she knew that the new King needed a legitimate son to consolidate his power. Accordingly, the Marshal went to the King in his closet, between the hours of nine and ten, and told him he was come as a faithful servant to discharge his duty, and lay before him the danger in which he stood, if he persisted in his resolution of punishing M. The King, perceiving that he could not refuse my leave any longer, was willing I should depart satisfied.


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Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois by Marguerite de Valois, Queen of France and Navarre Download PDF Ebook

When writing about herself, she chooses episodes that are never purely personal: they are always linked to the lives of the elite and to the royal family, which shows how impossibly difficult it is to separate public and private selves and furthermore implies that each affects the other.

For some months before he quitted France, he had used every endeavour to efface from my mind the ill offices he had so ungratefully done me. It would, therefore, be proper that she should not, for the future, communicate any matter of State to me, but, by degrees, withdraw her confidence.

The Huguenots, hearing of this proposal, supposed the King would take possession of their towns, and, thereupon, came to a resolution to take up arms.

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This being the case, no one spoke a syllable of the matter to me. The district, always French in feeling, had lately suffered much from Burgundian raids; and this young damsel, brooding over the treatment of her village and her country, and filled with that strange vision-power which is no rare phenomenon in itself with young girls, came at last to believe with warm and active faith in heavenly appearances and messages, all urging her to deliver France and her King.

The rest of the army kept their ground, to mask their artillery, which, being ready to play, they opened to the right and left, and fired seven or eight shots upon the town, one of which struck the palace.

My brother Anjou added threats, and said the Queen my Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois book would give orders that I should be whipped. With Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois book end of the English wars new life began to gleam out on France; the people grew more tranquil, finding that toil and thrift bore again their wholesome fruits; Charles VII.

In the end she received the King's commission to undertake the relief of Orleans. In their presence he delivered a harangue to the King, giving a detail of his conduct in the execution of his charge, beginning from the time he left the Court.

The French Court, on the other hand, offered him her hand with Aquitaine and the money, an offer rejected instantly; and Henry made ready for a rough wooing in arms.

He sued for and obtained a truce for ten months. Whilst we were viewing the convent, my carriage waited for us in the square. The men of Ghent came out to meet their French foes, and at the battle of Roosebek were utterly defeated and crushed.

Bartholomew's DayRoman Catholic factions instigated a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of mob violenceboth directed against the Huguenots : all this became famous as St. I spoke of my brother's affairs to her, and he was constantly apprised by me of her sentiments and opinion; so that he had every reason to suppose I was firmly attached to his interest.

She then begged to go with us, as she said she had an aunt in that convent, and as it was not easy to gain admission into it, except in the company of persons of distinction.

He therefore resolved to try what he could effect through Madame de Sauves. These Memoirs might merit the honourable name of history from the truths contained in them, as I shall prefer truth to embellishment.

Following the annulment of their marriage, positive relations between the two former spouses continued. He communicated his design to me, and I approved of it, as I considered he had no other view in it than providing for his own safety, and that neither the King nor his government were likely to sustain any injury by it.

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Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois book is sick, and I will engage my word she is gone upon a visit to him. He had so frequently inculcated them that they were strongly impressed on his Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois book, insomuch that, upon our arrival, when, after the first compliments, my mother began to open in my praise and express the attachment I had discovered for him, this was his reply, which he delivered with the utmost coldness: "He was well pleased," he said, "to have succeeded in the request he had made to me; but that prudence directed us not to continue to make use of the same expedients, for what was profitable at one time might not be so at another.

The Queen of Navarre could then speak and assume the choice of this marriage that had been imposed upon her. He made me muffle myself up in a cloak, and conducted me to the apartment of my sister, Madame de Lorraine, whither I arrived more than half dead.

Each episode turns the court into a sphere of display where the great and the good are no longer divine incarnations referred to by the rhetorical device of antonomasia and featured in court parties 31but rather actors in a tragi-comedy. It was not, however, without extreme regret that he found he had it not in his power to save Teligny, La Noue, and M.

It was hoped this union would reunite family ties, as the Bourbons were part of the French Royal family and the closest relatives to the reigning Valois branch, and create harmony between Catholics and Huguenots.

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