History of Women
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History of Women

Hath No Fury Than A Medici Scorned

The fall and rise of Catherine de Medici — the merchant's daughter

Catherine de Medici
Catherine de Medici by François Clouet (1519–1589) | Public Domain

In 1527, the city of Florence was one heck of a mess.

The Florentines wanted the ruling family, the Medici, canceled, including the Medici upstart, Pope Clement VII (Giulio de Medici), and all his clan. To punctuate their hatred, citizens tore through the streets…

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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com