The Pros And Cons Of Catherine De Medici

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Catherine De Medici, the queen of France, actively positioned her 3 sons as potential mates for Elizabeth. While Elizabeth showed now interest in the first two were quickly dismissed, she showed some interest in the third, Francis, Duke of Alencon. This would prove to be a beneficial alliance for both England and France. Elizabeth was very well aware and she strongly considered the benefits, although, she never actually went through with it. This points out how she was able to see the advantages and disadvantages of marriage.
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