Brantôme, The Secret Loves of Women

In this bold new translation, Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme (1540-1614) addresses readers directly today with a work celebrating Renaissance women and their lovers. Brantôme fondly remembers the women of his youth and the Queens of France he served, providing an insider’s view of the amorous intrigues at Court – of desire, possession, vanity, betrayal, folly and passion – all behind closed doors.