Catherine and Marie de Medici: end of Valois, beginning of Bourbons.

capture-decran-2017-01-25-a-14-00-48The house of Medici has definitely marked with its imprint the history of Florence and of  Italy for four hundred years during the XVIth in the XVIIIth century. Medici also managed to export their power and their influence on several European countries. In France, Medici gave two queens, and not the slightest : Catherine and Marie de Medici. Their exceptional fates curiously got involved and followed one another.
In many respects, coincidences and tragic facts which took place during their two reigns exceed all what any historic novelist would have been able to imagine.
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