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Charles IX of France


Much like many of the other mad royals that have been discussed on the podcast through the years, Charles IX of France was prone to fits of rage so intense that people at court feared for their lives.

Portrait of Charles IX, King of France --- Image by © Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis

Topics in this Podcast: royalty, European history, Catherine de' Medici, Medici family, France, massacres, biographies, 16th century, French history