Thus this preposterous series purportedly about her, is one of television Big Losers.
Preposterous, but not in a good way.
I suppose I'm going to be spending the rest of my life correcting the Young Who Don't Actually, You Know, Read History (or anything for that matter) who will insist otherwise because "I saw it on Reign" that King Francis did not lurve the protestants in his Kingdom of France. For that matter, neither did his wife, nor his mother. Francis and his mom began a long war of attrition upon the protestants that lasted through several reigns, including that of Louis XIV.
Kings of the day did not believe in religious tolerance -- see: King James Stuart I (a/k/a King James VI before he became king of both Scotland and England); he even persecuted protestants who were not his sort of protestant. Thus we got Plymouth Rock and, finally, Boston. And the First Thanksgiving for one of our first founding myths. History, slippery stuff.
|Dresses are so much more interesting than that pesky history stuff!|
|What to wear when reading smut -- hey that's the word the writers wrote for the actors to spoke!|
|Authentic 16th century French wedding gown!|
Though -- it could be mildly entertaining to watch how the writers attempt to deal with Louis, Prince of Condé, whom so far the audience can't figure why he's all over the Court and all up in everybody's biz and being confidential best bf to Queen Mary, and the Huguenot uprising. They've already played so loose with the history that they're backed into a lot of corners, particularly via the religious situation. Last season the Big Bad Supernatural Pagan Something-or-Other in the Woods -- and the hidden / lost daughter rather stood in for the protestants -- they even called the pagans heretics, which is ridiculous within the Church's categories. This season they've brought in the dreaded word, "protestant," though, so far, not Huguenot.
Or if "Huguenot" has been uttered, I missed it, because, you know, it's all about the dresses!