Diane de Poitiers

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French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II

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The first paragraph describes the King's relationship with his mistress Diane de Poitiers. The significant impact of the King's passion on his political decisions is stressed on several instances in the early pages of the text.
It is noteworthy that Madame de Lafayette has the narrator, Mme de Chartres, and the Queen use highly parallel vocabulary with the repetition of their ideas on Diane de Poitiers's absolute power, governing the King, and being "maitresse" over all things.
19); and women who had influence despite having no official role (Guise women; royal mistresses such as Diane de Poitiers; and more consideration of the difficulties of Regency, chap.