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Political Women, Vol. 1   By: (fl. 1840-1883)

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Transcriber's note. The original punctuation, language and spelling have been retained, except where noted at the end of the text. The [oe] ligature has been rendered as oe. Alternative spellings: Château: Chateau Châteauneuf: Chateauneuf Châtillon: Chatillon Claire Clémence de Maillé: Claire Clemence de Maillé Gondi: Gondy Guéméné: Guéménée, Guyméné heyday: heydey Hôtel, hotel: Hotel, hotel Meilleraye: Meilleraie Montrésor: Montresor Münster: Munster Orléans: Orleans Scudery: Scuderi Séguier: Seguier Sévigné: Sevigné strenuously: strenously Tallemant des Réaux: Tallement des Réaux, Tallemant de Reaux

POLITICAL WOMEN.

BY

SUTHERLAND MENZIES,

AUTHOR OF "ROYAL FAVOURITES," ETC.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

HENRY S. KING & CO.,

65, CORNHILL, AND 12, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.

1873.

[ All rights reserved. ]

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

PART I. PAGE

INTRODUCTION vii

BOOK I.

CHAP. I. Anne de Bourbon (sister of the Great Condé) 3

II. The Duchess de Longueville 12

III. & IV. The Duchess de Chevreuse 17, 35

BOOK II.

CHAP. I. Anne of Austria's Prime Minister and his policy 43

II. The Duchess de Montbazon Affair of the dropped letters The Quarrel of the rival Duchesses 66

III. The Importants 77

IV. Conspiracy of the Duchess de Chevreuse and the Duke de Beaufort to get rid of Mazarin 82

V. Failure of the plot to assassinate Mazarin Arrest of Beaufort Banishment of Madame de Chevreuse and dispersion of the Importants 99

VI. Results of the quarrel between the Duchesses Fatal duel between the Duke de Guise and Count Maurice de Coligny 110

BOOK III.

CHAP. I. The Duchess de Longueville and the Duke de la Rochefoucauld 121

II. La Rochefoucauld draws Madame de Longueville into the vortex of politics and civil war 131

III. The Duchess de Chevreuse driven into exile for the third time 143

IV. Fatal influence of Madame de Longueville's passion for La Rochefoucauld The Fronde 149

V. Madame de Longueville wins over her brother Condé to the Fronde 161

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