Kathy's Reviews > The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin

The Kings' Mistresses by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith
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Jun 25, 12

bookshelves: nonfiction
Read from June 22 to 25, 2012

In the 1600's, a woman had no control over her life: she belonged first to her father, then to the husband her father negotiated for her. So what happened when the wives were mistreated? Two strong-willed sisters tested the courts and public opinion, becoming arguably the first media stars who were talked about and written about for years.
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