DIANE DE POITIERS, THE QUEEN OF FAVORITES
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Diane de Poitiers was the mistress of King Henry II and remains one of the significant female figures in France's history.
At first, she was the king's nanny before becoming his lover a few years later. She was nearly 20 years older than him.
How could this improbable affair survive the jealousy of one of France's most ruthless queens, Catherine de' Medici?