Henriette is one of the most unlikeable historical figures I've ever read about, however you can't help but want to know more! How Henry's second wife, Queen Marie de Medici fought the urge to have the woman killed is beyond me. She' was such a scheming, manipulative, evil little woman. It was at times incredibly frustrating to have to read about Henry being seduced by her time and again when she was so clearly using him. But, I suppose that's what makes a book so good...it's ability to make one feel so strongly about the characters involved.
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