Francis I - The Maker of Modern France

Author(s): Leonie Frieda


'A captivating biography ... This rollicking story is packed with anecdotes' The Times
'I can't suppose that there has been a better English biography of Francis, or indeed is likely to be one' Catholic Herald

Francis I was inconstant, amorous, hot-headed and flawed. Arguably he was also the most significant king that France ever had.

A contemporary of Henry VIII of England, Francis saw himself as the first Renaissance king. A courageous and heroic warrior, he was also a keen aesthete, an accomplished diplomat and an energetic ruler who turned his country into a force to be reckoned with. Bestselling historian Leonie Frieda's comprehensive and sympathetic account explores the life of the most human of all Renaissance monarchs - and the most enigmatic.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780061563096
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.588763
  • : April 2018
  • : 1.227 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Leonie Frieda
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 944/.028092 B
  • : 384