Anne and Charles: Passion and Politics in Late Medieval France
By: Rozsa GastonWhen Anne of Brittany's father dies in 1488, the eleven-year-old beauty becomes Duchess of Brittany, her country's ruler. For the next three years, the orphaned, unmarried young duchess is relentlessly pursued by suitors while Brittany is invaded by France, its larger, more powerful neighbor. With no other way out, at age fourteen she agrees to marry King Charles VIII of France, in order to save her country. Better to be a queen than a prisoner...
Unexpectedly, a passionate relationship ensues.
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