Rozsa Gaston - Author

Who was Anne of Brittany?Front cover FINAL Hi-ResHer dates: 1477-1514.

Her personality?

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Anne of Brittany by Jean Perreal, c. 1492

  • Decidedly feminist.
  • Delightfully feminine.
  • Intelligent.
  • Highly educated.
  • Raised to rule over Brittany.
  • Generous.
  • Lavish in her spending.
  • Imperious.
  • Unyielding.
  • Shrewd.
  • Relentless.
  • A bookworm.
  • Pious.
  • Lovingly conscientious to her husbands, both kings of France.
  • Faithfully conscientious to her Breton subjects, over which she ruled from the age of eleven.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Anne of Brittany by Jean Perreal, c. 1492

Ever since picking up Mildred Allen Butler’s book on Anne of Brittany a few years ago (Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967), I’ve been fascinated by this French queen who came to power at age eleven as ruler of Brittany, then became queen of France at age fourteen.

Anne of Brittany’s travails trying to bring live children into the world rival any woman’s in history.
This girl/woman…

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