December 29th, 2009

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Really? Was there any question?

Your result for The Which Historical Queen Are You Test...

Catherine de Medici

You scored 59% on ruling power!

You are: Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, 1519-1589.
Catherine de Medici was a born into the influential Medici family of Florence, Italy. In 1533 she was given in a political marriage to Henri, Duke of Orleans, who became the French King in 1547. As queen she was very influential in bringing aspects of Italian culture to France, such as their theater and food. After her husband's death, she gained political power as regent for her sons (she had ten children). An ambitious woman, she actively involved herself in the political intrigues of the court, always trying to increase royal power. At first Catherine tried to reconcile France's opposing Catholic and Protestant factions as their violent disputes threatened national unity. But with the massacre in 1570 of Protestants (the massacre of St Bartholomew), this peace was shattered, and Catherine was blamed for allowing it to happen.

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And no, I didn't cheat. Honest!
edwardian

Posty McPostalot!

Sorry, but I also have to share this because it's too funny not to!
Antique snark! It's from the Ladies' Home Journal dated to 1907. My favorite quote? Her hat is much too old for her and so over trimmed that it looks like a lamp-shade, while her general appearance is that of being dressed out of the scrap basket.

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