Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre


Read by Pamela Nagami

Margaret of Angoulême, Queen of Navarre (Marguerite de Navarre), (1492-1549), was the sister of Francis I, King of France. She was highly-educated and was courted by the future Henry VIII of England. However, at the age of seventeen, she was married by royal decree to the untutored dolt, Charles IV of Alençon. After his death she wed Henry II of Navarre by whom she had a daughter (the mother of the future Henry IV of France) and a son, who died in infancy. The author takes us with Margaret on her perilous journey over the Pyrenees to Spain to attempt to free her brother, Francis, held captive by the Holy Roman Emperor. Margaret's support for the first stirrings of the Reformation in France alarmed the Catholic conservatives of the Sorbonne. Her cycle of short stories, the "Heptameron," is still read and enjoyed today. (Pamela Nagami) (7 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Childhood and Marriage (1491-1515) 21:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Young King and his Rivals (1515-1520) 23:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Affair of Meaux (1520-1523), Pt. 1 16:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Affair of Meaux (1520-1523), Pt. 2 14:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Constable Bourbon (1521-1524) 13:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: Sequels (1524-1525) 14:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Captivity (1525), Pt. 1 21:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Captivity (1525), Pt. 2 19:29 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Queen of Navarre (1525-1530) 18:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Nérac in 1530 14:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: The Sorbonne (1529-1535), Pt. 1 19:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: The Sorbonne (1529-1535), Pt. 2 15:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Changes (1536-1538) 29:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: A False Step (1539-1540) 19:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: A League with Soliman (1541-1543) 12:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The 'Heptameron.'--I. (1544), Pt. 1 24:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The 'Heptameron.'--I. (1544), Pt. 2 19:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The 'Heptameron.'--II. (1544), Pt. 1 20:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The 'Heptameron.'--II. (1544), Pt. 2 17:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: Downfall (1544-1545) 33:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: Nérac in 1545 12:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 17: Death of the King (1545-1547) 17:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The End (1547-1549), Pt. 1 15:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 18: The End (1547-1549), Pt. 2 14:25 Read by Pamela Nagami