The kings' mistresses : the liberated lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin / Elizabeth C. Goldsmith.


  • ISBN: 9781586488895 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1586488899 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781586488901 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1586488902 (e-book)
  • Description: xix, 256 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2012.

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Historical prologue -- The cardinal's nieces at the court of France -- The Duchess Mazarin -- Marie's Rome -- A runaway duchess -- On the road -- Savoy and beyond -- Hortense's London -- Madrid -- Divorce -- "Dust and ashes".
Summary: The little-known story of two spirited sisters who flaunted every social convention of 17th century Europe in their determination to live independently.