Diane de Poitiers

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French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II

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King Henry was to enter the lists before a glittering audience of lords and ladies, including Queen Catherine, Diane de Poitiers and Mary, Queen of Scots.
In an intricately argued study of iconographic and Italian texts, Helene Casanova-Robin draws a dialectical portrait of Diane de Poitiers that combines biography and the Chateau d'Anet with the myth of huntress and locus amoenus.
Furthermore, the great authority and influence of Diane de Poitiers over the King, and therefore over the affairs of the State, continues to be emphasized not only in the initial portion of the narrative, but throughout the text as a whole.
Her biography of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France, is due to be published later this year.
I am disappointed by the lost opportunity on Galloway's part to explore the palimpsest, Cassie and Rona in Chenonceau against the undershadow of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis - particularly since the Scottish soldiers of Mary Stuart, bride of Catherine's son, Francois II, were quartered here.
Straddling the Cher River, Chenonceau was once at the centre of a dispute between Catherine de Medici, wife of Henry II of France, and her husband's longtime lover Diane de Poitiers.