Since her reign in the 16th Century, Catherine de Medici’s name has been synonymous with cruelty, crazed lust for power and cold-blooded murder. And yet female monarchs have been misrepresented, misunderstood and maligned throughout history.
So, what’s the truth? Was Catherine truly the monster she has been painted to be, or a more nuanced and sympathetic figure than we have been led to believe? Join Dr. Leah Redmond Chang to find out.
It’s always good to question what we think we know. The Rethinking Collection is a series of Garden Talks by world experts that reexamine the ideas and events that have shaped and continue to shape our world.
1 Rethinking Serendipity: How is luck created?
2 Did Jesus answer fan mail?
3 Why is a computer not a good analogy for the brain?
4 Which mathematical challenges will shape the 21st Century?
5 Why are our universities getting whiter?
6 Intro to Catherine de Medici: Why do we love to hate a woman in power?
7 How do the stories we tell shape who we are?
8 How do cultures around the world think about property and ownership?
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