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Diane de Poitiers

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistress during Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family ...

Rough Wooing

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,924 words

... 1551 . The critical triumph of Henri II of France was to gain the actual person of the child Mary into his hands. By August 1548 , she was in France , living in his growing family and beloved by all at court as ‘the most perfect child’. Both Catherine de Medici and the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, had a hand in her upbringing. Henry even called her his very own daughter. By 1558 , she became, through her marriage to his eldest son, his daughter‐in‐law. And that husband thereby became François, king of Scotland ( see Franco‐Scottish relations: 2...

Jazz

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Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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11,181 words
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...with the help of future husband Max Roach, she was able to develop seriously as a musician, recording an album a year until 1962 . She appeared in two excellent films in the 1960s, Nothing but a Man ( 1964 ) with Ivan Dixon and For Love of Ivy ( 1968 ) with Sidney Poitier . She also became very active in African American politics. During most of the 1970s, Lincoln traveled and seldom appeared on American stages. In 1972 , while on vacation in Africa, she was given her African first and last names—Aminata Moseka—by government officials in Guinea...

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