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作       者:Queen Marguerite De Valois

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出版时间:2011-01-01

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BOOK 1.

CHAPTER 1 Introduction.——Anecdotes of Marguerite's Infancy.——Endeavours Used to Convert Her to the New Religion.——She Is Confirmed in Catholicism.——The Court on a Progress.——A Grand Festivity Suddenly Interrupted.——The Confusion in Consequence.

CHAPTER 2 Message from the Duc d'Anjou,Afterwards Henri III.,to King Charles His Brother and the Queen-mother.——Her Fondness for Her Children.——Their Interview.——Anjou's Eloquent Harangue.——The Queen-mother's Character.

CHAPTER 3 Le Guast.——His Character.——Anjou Affects to Be Jealous of the Guises.——Dissuades the Queen-mother from Reposing Confidence in Marguerite.——She Loses the Favour of the Queen-mother and Falls Sick.——Anjou's Hypocrisy.——He Introduces De Guise into Marguerite's Sick Chamber.——Marguerite Demanded in Marriage by the King of Portugal.——Made Uneasy on That Account.——Contrives to Relieve Herself.——The Match with Portugal Broken off.

CHAPTER 4 Death of the Queen of Navarre——Marguerite's Marriage with Her Son,the King of Navarre,Afterwards Henri IV.of France.——The Preparations for That Solemnisation Described.——The Circumstances Which Led to the Massacre of the Huguenots on St.Bartholomew's Day.

CHAPTER 5 The Massacre of St.Bartholomew's Day.

CHAPTER 6 Henri,Duc d'Anjou,Elected King of Poland,Leaves France.——Huguenot Plots to Withdraw the Duc d'Alencon and the King of Navarre from Court.——Discovered and Defeated by Marguerite's Vigilance.——She Draws Up an Eloquent Defence,Which Her Husband Delivers before a Committee from the Court of Parliament.——Alencon and Her Husband,under a Close Arrest,Regain Their Liberty by the Death of Charles IX.

CHAPTER 7 Accession of Henri III.——A Journey to Lyons.——Marguerite's Faith in Supernatural Intelligence.

CHAPTER 8 What Happened at Lyons.

CHAPTER 9 Fresh Intrigues.——Marriage of Henri III.——Bussi Arrives at Court and Narrowly Escapes Assassination.

CHAPTER 10 Bussi Is Sent from Court.——Marguerite's Husband Attacked with a Fit of Epilepsy.——Her Great Care of Him.——Torigni Dismissed from Marguerite's Service.——The King of Navarre and the Duc d'Alencon Secretly Leave the Court.

CHAPTER 11 Queen Marguerite under Arrest.——Attempt on Torigni's Life.——Her Fortunate Deliverance.

CHAPTER 12 The Peace of Sens betwixt Henri III.and the Huguenots.

CHAPTER 13 The League.——War Declared against the Huguenots.——Queen Marguerite Sets out for Spa.

CHAPTER 14 Description of Queen Marguerite's Equipage.——Her Journey to Liege Described.——She Enters with Success upon Her Mission.——Striking Instance

CHAPTER 15 The City of Liege Described.——Affecting Story of Mademoiselle de Tournon.——Fatal Effects of Suppressed Anguish of Mind.

CHAPTER 16 Queen Marguerite,on Her Return from Liege,Is in Danger of Being Made a Prisoner.——She Arrives,after Some Narrow Escapes,at La Fere.

CHAPTER 17 Good Effects of Queen Marguerite's Negotiations in Flanders.——She Obtains Leave to Go to the King of Navarre Her Husband,but Her Journey Is Delayed.——Court Intrigues and Plots.——The Duc d'Alencon Again Put under Arrest.

CHAPTER 18 The Brothers Reconciled.——Alencon Restored to His Liberty.

CHAPTER 19 The Duc d'Alencon Makes His Escape from Court.——Queen Marguerite's Fidelity Put to a Severe Trial.

CHAPTER 20 Queen Marguerite Permitted to Go to the King Her Husband.——Is Accompanied by the Queenmother.——Marguerite Insulted by Her Husband's Secretary.——She Harbours Jealousy.——Her Attention to the King Her Husband during an Indisposition.——Their Reconciliation.——The War Breaks Out Afresh.——Affront Received from Marechal de Biron.

CHAPTER 21 Situation of Affairs in Flanders.——Peace Brought About by Duc d'Alencon's Negotiation.——Marechal de Biron Apologises for Firing on Nerac.——Henri Desperately in Love with Fosseuse.——Queen Marguerite Discovers Fosseuse to Be Pregnant,Which She Denies.——Fosseuse in Labour.Marguerite's Generous Behaviour to Her.——Marguerite's Return to Paris.

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