period: La reine et le cardinal

La reine et le cardinal

On the death of Louis XIII in 1643 Anne assumed the regency with Cardinal Mazarin as her chief minister; although the regency ended in 1651 she continued to effectively rule France until Mazarin’s death in 1661.

Although the relationship between Anne and Cardinal Richelieu had been problematic, she had no such problems with his protégé and sucessor. Indeed, Anne was so fond of Mazrin, and so intimate in her manner with him, that there were long-standing rumors that they were lovers and that the Dauphin was their offspring.

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