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 great women figures in France history.
At first, she was the king's nanny, before becaming his lover a few years later. She was nearly 20 years older than him.
How did this improbable affair was able to survive the jealousy of one of France's most merciless queens, Catherine de’ Medici?