CARDINAL MAZARIN, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Born without a lineage or fortune, Jules Mazarin begins his career in the Pope's service in 17th century Rome.
Ambitious and intelligent, he knows how to make himself indispensable. Very quickly, his diplomatic skills and his ability to take advantage of circumstances lead him to the court of France. Louis XIII and Richelieu, who are dying, entrust him with the mission of completing their political work.
He consolidates his power alongside Anne of Austria, the regent and mother of the young Louis XIV. As the head of the state, he has to deal with a civil war that is dividing the kingdom. When victorious, he finds himself at the helm of the world's greatest power.