Reading progress update: I've read 70%.

Madame Serpent - Jean Plaidy Catherine de Medici - Leonie Frieda The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance - Paul Strathern

She's being extremely restrained is Catherine. I would have totally poisoned Diane de Poitiers by now. But as the old adage goes - revenge is a dish best served cold; and oh boy, Ms Medici serves it straight from the freezer. 

 

The two biographies are extremely good reading if you want to know more about this most intriguing of families.