The Serpent and the Moon — Two Rivals for the Love of a Renaissance King - Princess Michael of KentTouchstone, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Set against the stunning backdrop of Renaissance France and peopled by the titans of European history, The Serpent and the Moon is a true story of love, war, intrigue, betrayal, and persecution. At its heart is one of the world’s great love stories — the life-long devotion of King Henri II of France to Diane de Poitiers, a beautiful aristocrat who was nineteen years older than her lover. Diane was present at Henri’s birth. It was Diane who lovingly embraced six-year-old Henri when he was sent as a hostage to a Spanish prison in exchange for his father. On his release four years later, it was Diane who eased the adolescent Henri out of his bitterness. As Henri matured, he modelled his life on the chivalric code, wore Diane's famous colours of black and white, and vowed to protect the lady whose image had sustained him throughout his childhood imprisonment.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 405
Cover Art By: Ruth Lee-Mui
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