Catherine de' Medici       "The Black Queen"

Queen of France, Catherine de' Medici would do anything to keep her family in power, including using poison and black magic. A nation-wide killing spree during her rule earned her the name,            "The Black Queen." But was she really              that dastardly?

This middle grade biography brings to life a dame who fought to keep her children in power, but ended up blackening their names instead.

From the series The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames