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Written on Silk
Copyright © 2007 by Linda Chaikin

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of Zondervan.

Mobipocket Edition February 2009 ISBN: 978-0-310-29877-9

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Chaikin, L. L.
Written on silk / Linda Lee Chaikin.
p. cm. — (The silk house series)
ISBN-13: 978-0-310-26301-2
1. France — History — Francis II, 1559 – 1560 — Fiction. 2. Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519 – 1589 — Fiction. 3. Dressmakers — Fiction. 4. Huguenots — Fiction. 5. Courts and courtiers — Fiction. 6. Royal weddings — Fiction. I. Title.
PS3553.H2427W75 2006
813'.54 — dc22


All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the King James Version.

Scripture quotations marked NIV are taken from the
Holy Bible: New International Version
. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other — except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.

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Title Page

Copyright Page

Glossary of French Terms

Historical Characters

Author’s Note

A Gown for the English Queen

The Prince of Darkness Grim

Au Revoir, My Love

A Question of Poison

Andelot’s Nightmare

The Summons from Paris

A Matter of Apples

The Belle Red Box

The Privateers’ Expectation

Hearts at Conflict

The Long Road Home

The Announcement


A Great Discovery

The Wiles of the Enemy

Far Horizons

A Net Is Cast

The Unwanted Suitor

Omens from a Far Country

The Secret

Together . . . at Last

About the Publisher

Share Your Thoughts

Glossary of French Terms

Historical Characters

Duchesse Montpensier
— of the House of Bourbon, a Huguenot

M. Jacques Lefevre
— translated first Bible into French

M. John Calvin
— writer of
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Chris tianae
Religionis Institutio

Prince Louis de Condé
— French general, of the House of Bourbon

Prince Antoine de Bourbon
— older brother of Louis. He later became King of Navarre through marriage to Huguenot Queen Jeanne d’Albret of Navarre.

Prince Henry of Navarre
— son of Antoine and Jeanne of Navarre

Admiral Gaspard de Coligny
— had Normandy and Picardy under his security

Cardinal de Châtillon (Odet Coligny)
— brother of Gaspard and d’Andelot Coligny

Mary Stuart (la petite reinette)
— married Dauphin Francis Valois who became King Francis II

Charles de Montpensier (Duc de Bourbon)
— had rights to the throne that equaled, if not exceeded, those of the Valois

Mme. Diane de Poitiers
— mistress of King Henry

Henry of Anjou
— third son of Catherine de Medici and King Henry II (Valois)

Duc Francis de Guise
— of the infamous Borgias family from Florence, Italy

Catherine de Medici
— Queen and Regent of France over Francis II and Charles II Valois

Princesse Marguerite Valois
— daughter of Catherine de Medici and King Henry II (Valois), also called Margo

Monsieur Henry Guise
— later a duc, younger son of Duc Francis de Guise

Anne d’Estee
— wife of Duc de Guise (Francis)

Charles de Guise
— Cardinal de Lorraine, younger brother of Duc Francis de Guise

Mme. Charlotte de Presney
— member of Catherine’s escadron volant

— Italian serving girl of Catherine de Medici.

Prince Henry of Navarre
— son of Antoine de Bourbon and Jeanne d’Albret, King and Queen of Navarre

Monsieur John Calvin
— theologian at Geneva

Maître Avenelle
— the betrayer of the Huguenots

Princesse Eleonore Condé
— a niece of Admiral Gaspard Coligny

Messire de la Renaudie
— a leader of the Huguenots, a retainer of Prince Louis de Condé

Ambroise le Pare
— physician and surgeon to kings, a Huguenot

Princesse Elisabeth Valois
— daughter of Catherine and Henry Valois, married Philip II of Spain

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