User:Linda.floren/sandbox/Secret history of the French court

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Contents[edit]

  • Dedication
  • Title
  • Preface
  • First Part: Madame de Chevreuse and Richelieu
    • Chapter I
      Character and personal appearance of Madame de Chevreuse.-Her birth and her first and second marriages.-Intimate friendship with Anne of Austria.-Count Holland.-Prince de Chalais-First Exile.-Charles IV. Duke of Lorraine.-Return to France.-Richelieu and Châteauneuf.-Madame de Chevreuse banished again to Touraine.-Affairs of 1637.-Second Exile; flight to Spain
    • Chapter II
      Madame de Chevreuse in Spain, and in England.-Long negotiation with Richelieu to return to France.-Failure of the negotiation.-Marie de Medicis and the Duke d'Épernon.-Madame de Chevreuse in Flanders.-Conspiracy and rebellion of Count de Soissons.-Affair of Cinq-Mars.-Death of Richelieu and of Louis XIII.-Royal declaration of the 20th of April, 1643, condemning Madame de Chevreuse to a perpetual exile.-Her recall by the new regent
  • Second Part: Madame de Chevreuse and Mazarin
    • Chapter III
      Madame de Chevreuse returns to the Court and to Paris.-New Arrangements of the Queen.-Anne of Austria and Mazarin.-Efforts of Madame de Chevreuse in favor of the former Party of the Queen and against the Policy and the Partisans of Richelieu.-Her Solicitations in behalf of Châteauneuf, the Vendômes, and La Rochefoucauld.-Her Home and Foreign Policy.-Madame de Chevreuse the true Chief of the Party of the Importants.-Defeated in her efforts to gain the Queen, she resolves to have recourse to other means.-A Crisis becomes inevitable; it occurs on the occasion of the Quarrel between Madame de Montbazon and Madame de Longueville
    • Chapter IV
      Conspiracy of Madame de Chevreuse and Beaufort against Mazarin.-La Rochefoucauld and Retz deny this Conspiracy.-Plan and Details of the whole Affair, as gathered from the Carnets and Letters of the Cardinal and the Memoirs of Henri de Campion

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.