Consider me a new fan of Laurel Rockefeller’s Legendary Women of Word History Series.

Catherine de Valois (The Legendary Women of World History) (Volume 2) - Laurel A. Rockefeller

This is the second book I’ve read written by the author. Having an idea of what to expect, I still found myself surprised at the historical content in the book.


Catherine de Valois is the daughter of King Charles VI of France and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria.

The novel takes us through Catherine’s forced marriage. Political motives seemed to dictate her life and I wondered if Catherine receive just one second of blissful happiness to make her tribulations and struggles seem worthwhile.


If you love history, interested in historical figures, or curious about this woman, I suggest picking up a copy. As a future World History teacher, I could see myself using her series in an educational setting.