Audio Book

The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom - Nancy Goldstone

Goldstone's book looks at the power struggle in France during the lives of Queen Catherine de Medici and her daughter Queen Margeruite (Margot) of Navarre.  In part, Goldstone pushes back against the more recent histories that show Catherine has a good politician and her daughter as a slut.  The footnotes are quite funny.  It must be said, however, that both women still seem to be in the shadows.