The classic tale of royal conspiracy and forbidden romance during the sixteenth-century French Wars of Religion by the author of The Three Musketeers.
Paris, 1572. For a decade, French Catholics and Protestant Huguenots have been locked in a violent struggle for control of France. Though King Charles IX reigns, it is his mother, Catherine de Medici, who holds sway. In a gesture of peace, Catherine arranges for her daughter Margot to marry the Huguenot king of Navarre, Henri de Bourbon—while secretly arranging the slaughter of thousands of Protestants gathering in Paris to celebrate the wedding.
Caught in the merciless machinery of court intrigue and married to a man she does not love, Margot begins an illicit affair with a Protestant soldier. Written in 1845 and based on true events, this classic historical romance has been adapted into several films, including the Cannes Jury Prize–winning Queen Margot starring Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Perez.