Catherine De Medici – The Black Queen of France Documentary

Mar 2, 2023 | People, Videos

Catherine de’ Medici was a French and Italian noblewoman born into the Medici family. She was Queen of France from 1547 to 1559 by marriage to King Henry II and the mother of French Kings Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III.
She is best known for being queen consort of Henry II of France and regent of France. She is also known for her involvement in the Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day, part of the Catholic-Huguenot Wars.
She would do anything to keep her family in power, including using poison and black magic. Because Catherine was responsible for a nation-wide killing spree during her rule, she earned the nickname, the Black Queen.
Catherine died on January 5, 1589, at 69 years of age. Because Paris was held by enemies of the crown at the time, she was buried previously at Blois.
Eight months later, her son, King Henry III was stabbed to death.

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