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Catherine of Valois: Political Pawn, Dowager Queen and Life in the Shadows

July 9, 2020 - General
Catherine of Valois being presented to King Henry V of England at the Treaty of Troyes in 1420. Original print at the Rijksmuseum. Source: Rijksmuseum / CC0

Catherine of Valois was a French princess who lived during the 15th century. Catherine is an important female figure in medieval English history, being the wife of one English king, and the mother of another. 


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