Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France
- Biographies & Memoirs, European History
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France’s towering monarch
Francis I saw himself as France’s first Renaissance king, the exemplar of courtly and civilized behavior. In this full-blooded biography, Leonie Frieda brings new life to the founder of modern France, a ruler whose sheer force of will and personality molded his kingdom into the first European superpower.
A courageous and heroic warrior, Francis was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat, and an energetic ruler. He was also capricious, vain, and given to hugely unnecessary risks. And yet Francis was the prototypical Frenchman on which an entire national identity was built.
Drawing on never-before-seen private archives, Frieda has written the definitive portrait of the most human and enigmatic of all Renaissance monarchs.
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|Release Date:||April 5, 2018|