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On this day: Catherine de Medici dies at Chateau de Blois

Louis, Cardinal de Guise

Louis, Cardinal de Guise

19th Cent depiction of the murder of the Duc de Guise. From Wikipedia.

19th Cent depiction of the murder of the Duc de Guise. From Wikipedia.
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Catherine during the 1560s. Courtesy of Wikipedia

Catherine during the 1560s. Courtesy of Wikipedia
L to R: Charles, duc de Mayenne, Henri IIII, Christine of Lorraine, Catherine de Medici

L to R: Charles, duc de Mayenne, Henri IIII, Christine of Lorraine, Catherine de Medici
The courtyard of Chateau de Blois, with the 17th Century Gaston d’ Orleans wing. Photo by me.

The courtyard of Chateau de Blois, with the 17th Century Gaston d’ Orleans wing. Photo by me.

Diane de France, illegitimate daughter of Henry II

Diane de France, illegitimate daughter of Henry II