The Queen’s Necklace by Alexandre Dumas

The-Queens-Necklace-Alexandre-DumasWhat is the beauty of book The Queen’s Necklace! And what a master of words Alexandre Dumas. He knows how to make a thick historical novels not boring, and the real Palace intrigues are ready to compete with their cunning twists and turns of the plot of any fantasy book.

Of course, the author left something on the level witticism or a good story, but as a Foundation, then went to the actual events.

So, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Louvre, to the court of the French king Charles IX. Yes, we celebrate here the wedding gorgeous Margaret with king Henry of Navarre. No surprise that both spouses have lovers, and the wedding night they want to spend it with them. However, the young couple manage to conclude an agreement to be good allies.

Margarita was though not a model of chastity, but surprisingly good, rejected and betrayed. She had notions of loyalty, and after marriage she took her husband in spite of his Royal family. She was more ambitious motives ever become a Queen, than a personal attachment, but compared to the other personages of the Royal family, she looked to the standard of nobility.

Wedding played, and it seems that between Catholics and Huguenots came the reconciliation. But the treachery of Catherine de ‘ Medici knew no bounds, and instead of a happy peace came the massacre of St. Bartholomew. Catholics slaughtered Huguenots all of them. By morning, the streets of Paris were covered with blood, managed to save units. One of the lucky recipients was a young nobleman de La Mole, which is his salvation found in the chambers of Marguerite.

The Queen of Navarre hid the wounded man in his office, and later helped to save her husband, Henry, whose bloody night waiting for the same fate as all the Huguenots. King Henry of Navarre in spite of all the intrigues of his high-ranking enemies with amazing luck, escaped death.

The Queen mother Catherine with all his heart hated son-in-law, because he was prophesied to take the throne of France, which must belong to her sons. She repeatedly came up with complex plots, accused Henry of treason and the death wish of the French king than extreme irritated Charles IX. He loved the king of Navarre as a brother (especially my real brothers is not even loved), believed in his innocence and wanted to see him as his successor. But there was all differently, and maybe that’s the beauty of real history: she never folds in all the benefit Goodies.

About the book, you can talk for a long time, discussing something, what a nest of vipers the Royal family, where a mother is ready to sacrifice one son for the sake of the throne of another, the beloved son; and how the unlucky two young nobles because of his love for the ladies to get into Palace intrigues and become a bargaining chip; and the fact that sometimes kings have to act basely for the sake of the honor of the crown; and much more.

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