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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 ...

Levett-Yeats, S.

Levett-Yeats, S. (1906)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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2005

...the tendency of his work. The Lord Protector ( 1902 ) is set during the period of the Commonwealth, shortly after the execution of Charles I , at Coombe Royal, house of Lady Dorothy Capel. Orrain ( 1904 ) is set in sixteenth-century France, in the court circle of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II . The Chevalier D'Auriac ( 1897 ) and The Traitor's Way ( 1901 ) are both set during the sixteenth-century French wars of religion. He published eight volumes of fiction 1893–1904 , and was a member of the Savage...

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