Authors: Linda Lee Chaikin
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Written on Silk
Copyright © 2007 by Linda Chaikin
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Mobipocket Edition February 2009 ISBN: 978-0-310-29877-9
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Chaikin, L. L.
Written on silk / Linda Lee Chaikin.
p. cm. — (The silk house series)
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.
813'.54 — dc22
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— 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
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
— 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
— 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