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Diane de Poitiers: An Idealized Mistress

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on one of the most prominent French royal mistresses, Diane de Poitiers. Making effective use of Renaissance arts, literature, and rhetoric, Diane not only constructed an image ... More


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Kathleen Wellman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnes Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in ... More


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