Frieda, L: Francis I
The Maker of Modern France
The author of the bestselling "Catherine De Medici" shifts the focus to Catherine's father-in-law with this exploration of King Francis I of France. Frieda portrays a complex figure who was equal parts aesthete, diplomat and Renaissance knight, but also a somewhat imperfect husband, father and monarch.
Swedish by birth, but educated in Britain, France and Germany, Leonie Frieda speaks five languages and is a member of the Institute of Linguists. She is the author of a bestselling biography of Catherine de Medici, and THE DEADLY SISTERHOOD: A STORY OF WOMEN, POWER AND INTRIGUE IN THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE and FRANCIS I: THE MAKER OF MODERN FRANCE. She lives in London and has two children.