Catherine de Valois: French Princess, Tudor Matriarch

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Best known as Henry V's Agincourt bride from Shakespeare's "Henry V," Catherine was an extraordinary woman.

A younger daughter to King Charles VI of France terrorized by his mental illness, Catherine survived the ravages of his schizophrenia, a civil war at home, and King Henry's war with France to become one of England's most fascinating and courageous queens. More

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About Laurel A. Rockefeller

Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places in both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favourites: Star Trek, Doctor Who, original Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5.


Discover the fascinating life of the real Catherine de Valois.
Biographical historian takes you behind the myth created by Shakespeare’s “Henry V” in search of the real woman whose two marriages changed English history forever.

About the Series: The Legendary Women of World History
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Review by: Isaiyan Morrison on March 29, 2015 :
This is the second book I’ve read written by the author. Having an idea of what to expect, I still found myself surprised at the historical content in the book.

Catherine de Valois is the daughter of King Charles VI of France and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria.
The novel takes us through Catherine’s forced marriage. Political motives seemed to dictate her life and I wondered if Catherine receive just one second of blissful happiness to make her tribulations and struggles seem worthwhile.

If you love history, interested in historical figures, or curious about this woman, I suggest picking up a copy. As a future World History teacher, I could see myself using her series in an educational setting.

Consider me a new fan of Laurel Rockefeller’s Legendary Women of Word History Series.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: liza32 on March 02, 2015 :
Well-researched and interesting, this story is not my usual choice for reading material, yet I found it fascinating. The author has taken factual information, and interspersed it with imagined dialogue, to make a decent history lesson into a great book. The description lists it as teaching material for primary and middle school, but I disagree that an elementary school child would enjoy this, unless maybe it's read aloud. Late middle school and high school students would, no doubt, enjoy it more than the dry history tomes they are burdened with.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Victoria Zigler on Aug. 05, 2014 :
This book was an excellent read; both enjoyable and educational at the same time, it's a pleasant way to learn a little history, and well worth reading.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

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