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Reine Margot, La
Art: Juliette Derenne
Script: Olivier Cadic
Color: Sophie Barroux
A historical graphic novel about the most famous French princess. This story is drawn from the memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, called âQueen Margot," the first wife of the King of France, Henri IV. âThe Age of Innocence" is the first volume of a trilogy that recounts the youth of Queen Margot. By drawing on serious historical analysis, the authors enlighten us about the major role of the one who became the first French feminist.
|1. 2006 46p.||Le Duc de Guise|
Queen Margot #1: The Age of Innocence
ISBN: 9781905460106 (48p.) (2007) Format: Softcover
1569 - Queen Elizabeth I of England and King Philippe II of Spain confront each other by proxy. The war between the Protestants and the Catholics is tearing France apart. Margot's hand is the object of a negotiation intended to strengthen the throne of her brother Charles IX, King of France. But Margot is 16 years old, and she has lost her heart to the Duke of Guise. Confronted with reasons of State and with every possible ambition, the princess is plunged into an intrigue that is beyond her.
|2. 2007 46p.||Le roi de Navarre||Color: Camille Paganotto|
Queen Margot #2: The Bloody Wedding
ISBN: 9781905460199 (52p.) (2007) Format: Softcover
1572 - In order to secure the peace between Catholics and Protestants, a marriage of convenience is arranged between Margot and the son of the Queen of Navarre. Incapable of overcoming her aversion to her fiancé, and still secretly in love with the Duke of Guise, Margot will try to escape the forced marriage. However, this union is the objective of forces beyond her will, and the princess will be drawn into events at St Barthélemy-into deeds of intolerable cruelty.
|3. 2008 48p.||Le comte de la mole||Script: François Gheysens, Olivier Cadic | Color: Camille Paganotto|
Queen Margot #3: Endangered Love
ISBN: 9781905460410 (52p.) (2008) Format: Softcover
1573... Margot became the Queen of Navarre against her will. Neglected and cheated on by an unfaithful husband. Spied on by her mother. Manipulated by her two brothers, Alençon and Anjou (both of whom dream of succeeding the King of France,) Margot exists but is not truly living. Yet love finds the young Queen. Comte de la Mole is the French ambassador at the royal court of Elisabeth I. That love will lead her heart to conspire against her third brother, the King of France who is afflicted by an unshakeable illness. Will the wizard Ruggieri be able to protect her?