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Philippa of Guelders, Marie of Guise’s prickly grandmother

Much like her granddaughter Marie of Lorraine-Guise, Philippa of Guelders did not receive much attention from French historians. Only the final part of her life, spent in a convent at Pont-à-Mousson in the Lorraine region, inspired some rare biographers. The first was Hilarion de Coste (1595-1661), member of the Order of the Minimes de Saint […]

« The First Blast of the Trumpet » : John Knox by Marie Macpherson

Scottish writer Marie Macpherson published in march this year the first volume of a trilogy about John Knox (1513-1572), the protestant reformer who saw – as it is commonly written – queen Mary of Guise as an example of « the monstrous regiment of women« . In fact, John Knox’s « First Blast of the trumpet » was principally […]