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Women of Modern France

Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 7

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Author: Hugo P. Thieme
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,043 / 354 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Categories: HM, HQ
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2010.06.08
mnybks.net#: 28087
Origin: gutenberg.org
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the king's council. This great lawsuit, which was continued for a long time, eventually forced Charles of Bourbon to flee from France. Having sworn allegiance to Charles V. of Spain and Henry VIII. of England against Francis I., he was made lieutenant-general of the imperial armies.

When Francis, captured at the battle of Pavia, was taken to Spain, Louise, as regent, displayed unusual diplomatic skill by leaguing the Pope and the Italian states with Francis against the Spanish king. When, after nearly a year's captivity, her son returned, she welcomed him with a bevy of beauties; among them was a new mistress, designed to destroy the influence of the woman who had so often thwarted the plans of Louise--the beautiful Françoise de Foix whom the king had made Countess of Châteaubriant.

This new beauty was Anne de Pisseleu, one of the thirty children of Seigneur d'Heilly, a girl of eighteen, with an exceptional education. Most cunning was the trap which Louise had set for the king. Ann

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