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Political Women, Vol. 2   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. Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. The [oe] ligature has been rendered as oe. Alternative spellings: château: chateau camerara: camarera Fenelon: Fénelon Ferté Senneterre: Ferte Senneterre Hôtel: Hotel Leganez: Léganez Orléans: Orleans Querouialle: Quérouialle Saint Megrin: Saint Mégrin Sévigné: Sevigné, Sévigne Tremouille: Trémouille Tarent: Tarente

POLITICAL WOMEN.

BY

SUTHERLAND MENZIES,

AUTHOR OF "ROYAL FAVOURITES," ETC.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

HENRY S. KING & CO.,

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

1873.

[ All rights reserved. ]

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

BOOK V. continued.

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CHAP. III. The struggle between Condé and Turenne Noble conduct of Mademoiselle de Montpensier Fall of the Fronde 3

IV. The Duke de Nemours slain in a duel by his brother in law Beaufort 12

V. Triumph of Mazarin 16

BOOK VI.

CHAP. I. Closing scenes Madame de Longueville 35

II. Madame de Chevreuse 49

III. The Princess Palatine 54

IV. Madame de Montbazon 61

V. Mademoiselle de Montpensier 69

VI. The Wife of the Great Condé 80

PART II.

The Duchess of Portsmouth 93

PART III.

BOOK I.

PRINCESS DES URSINS.

CHAP. I. Two ladies of the Bedchamber during the war of the Spanish Succession Lady Churchill and the Princess des Ursins Political motives for their elevation in England and Spain 127

II. The Princess des Ursins The married life of Anne de la Tremouille She becomes the centre of contemporary politics in Rome 131

III. Madame des Ursins aspires to govern Spain Her manoeuvres to secure the post of Camerara Mayor 141

IV. The Princess assumes the functions of Camerara Mayor to the young Queen of Spain An unpropitious royal wedding 148

V. Onerous and incongruous duties of the Camerara Mayor She renders Marie Louise popular with the Spaniards The policy adopted by the Princess for the regeneration of Spain Character of Philip and Marie Louise Two political systems combated by Madame des Ursins She effects the ruin of her political rivals and reigns absolutely in the Councils of the Crown 161

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