14 Sep

From Amber Sparks, a bit of 1575 (yes, as in the year, 1575) in “Henry III is Crowned King of France at Rheims”:

When he is born, his Medici mother will know from the first that she loves him the best. Chers yeux, she calls him. Precious eyes. His brothers will hate him for the soft ways he learns from her. She will teach him to read and write, to love art, to be wise and to wage but always despise war. Most of all, she will keep him a Catholic, even as he longs to rebel, to fall into Protestantism. She will keep him a Catholic and it will eventually kill him.

Read the rest over at For Every Year.

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