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Mistress of the Vatican

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Mistress of the Vatican

Born in 1591, Olimpia Maidalchini rose from being a poor dowerless girl to governing the most important institution in Europe --- the Catholic Church --- through her brother-in-law and reputed lover, Pope Innocent X. The story of this complex and formidable woman has been forgotten --- until now.

Mistress of the Vatican
by Eleanor Herman

  • Publication Date: September 8, 2009
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0061245569
  • ISBN-13: 9780061245565