• "A gripping account of one of the most spectacular - and tragic - careers in French history"

    Munro Price
  • "This is the story of the seventeenth century's most audacious aesthete brought low by its most elegant tyrant - and it is as fresh, dramatic and poignant today as it was when it first engrossed Europe nearly four hundred years ago. Charles Drazin's refined, meticulous approach is perfectly suited to his protagonist. Stylish and compelling."

    Lisa Hilton
  • "Charles Drazin not only tells a great story; he has also produced a vivid and compelling account of the French court in all its treacherous complexity. A marvellous book."

    Adrian Tinniswood