Saturday, February 6, 2021

HISTORY'S FAVOURITE VILLAIN QUEEN CATHERINE DE MEDICI GETS HER OWN EPIC TV SERIES THE SERPENT QUEEN OVER AT STARZ!

  THE SERPENT QUEEN  
CATHERINE DE MEDICI SERIES
While we are waiting to see French series on Diana de Poitiers who was the mistress of her husband, Catherine de Medici is getting her own show over at Starz where they've just ordered THE SERPENT QUEEN series based
Justin Haythe is writing and producing the series
on a book by Leonie Frieda. The eight part saga will portray the Italian noblewoman and queen of France, married to King Henry II and mother of kinds Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. She had huge influence in France during the 16th century.
 
     Considered an immigrant, common and plain, she was married into the French court as an orphaned teenager (she was the last of the direct line of the Medicis) expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid, and she’s unable to conceive. Yet, only with her intelligence and determination, she manages to
Catherine's golden wedding dress embroidered with jewels is one of history's most famous royal gowns, it was designed by Isabella D'Este, marquise of Mantua, who was the style queen of those times. A special tax was imposed on the people of Florence to cover the expenses of the dress and Catherine's dowry, the richest of that age in the whole Europe.
keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport that is the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years. As you know, Starz is also preparing a series on Eleanore of Aquitaine!

12 comments:

  1. While it may not be my cup of tea, gotta give it to ya, you surely made it sounds quite interesting 😉

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    1. The crowd does love my history lessons :) I'm currently finishing reading a book on her by Ivo Lucatti, funny coincidence.

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    2. I loved what thy did with her in "Reign" although it was far from the truth.

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    3. It was, the whole series was far from the truth. Hope they do good casting in this one.

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  2. It's not my kind of TV series, but it's more fun and entertaining to learn some history this way.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. But people do have to have in mind that shows usually don't follow history fully, if at all. The Great and Crown would be vile example of it.

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  3. I'm sure it will be a hit for Starz. I can't wait to see the cast and costumes for this one.

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    1. It is interesting that in books about her they usually don't depict her as villain but as someone who had to do certain things to keep the throne for her three sons. As a Medici she was certainly very smart and clever.

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  4. So many things to show about Catherine de Medici, promising!

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    1. She had such a rich life and such political intelligence and cunningness too.

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  5. This one looks pretty good! Marriage as a business decision is such a foreign concept to me, although it still happens today. My old boss was forced to marry a man she didn't love. In return, she ran away from Fiji and moved the US.

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    1. A business marriage is the only hope for some of us LOL

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